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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Lamprologus ocellatus Gold. Photo by Dave Hansen Of the different variants of Lamprologus ocellatus, one of the most popular is the gold. Found throughout Lake Tanganyika, L. ocellatus inhabit empty snail shells along the sandy bottom or in caves created by rocks. Despite their small size...
  2. General Aquaria Discussion
    A short video by nijlpaard63 showing a pair of Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus spawning in a shell. Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus can be found throughout Lake Tanganyika. L. attenuatus is a predatory fish feeding on small fish, insects and crustaceans. They are usually found in deeper waters...
  3. General Aquaria Discussion
    On behalf of the entire Cichlid-Forum staff we would like to wish every member and site supporter Happy Holidays! Its been another terrific year and we are looking forward to 2017. A special thanks from me to all the Cichlid-Forum moderators and support staff. Without your daily contributions...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Telmatochromis brichardi. Photo by Ad Konings Telmatochromis brichardi is a small cichlid found along rocky areas in shallow waters. Telmatochromis is closely related to Julidochromis, both having an elongated body and making their home in rocks. Despite this T. brichardi is often assumed to...
  5. Lake Tanganyika Species
    An unusual aquarium design by Zoo Med may open up new possibilities for breeders or those looking to maximize their tank's footprint. At only 10 inches tall, Zoo Med's Low Boy Aquarium is billed as a breeder tank (50 gallons - 48" x 24" x 10"). Its low height will make it easy to stack multiple...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    'Lamprologus' brevis male and female. Photo by Dave Hansen Another interesting shelldweller species from Lake Tanganyika is the 'Lamprologus' brevis. What these little fish lack in size they make up for in behavior and attitude. In the wild, 'L' brevis is widely distributed throughout the lake...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    'Lamprologus' sp. "Ornatipinnis Zambia". Photo by Dave Hansen 'Lamprologus' sp. "Ornatipinnis Zambia" is one of the wonderful species of shell dwelling cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Shell dwellers make their homes in empty Neothauma tanganyicense shells. The shells offer shell dwelling...
  8. General Aquaria Discussion
    Neolamprologus signatus. Photo by Dave Hansen Packed with the personality of a whale, Neolamprologus signatus is a small shelldwelling cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. Shelldwellers make their home in empty Neothauma tanganyicense shells which they horde and bury for protection and to spawn. N...
  9. General Aquaria Discussion
    Telmatochromis sp. "red cheek". Photo by Dave Hansen Telmatochromis sp. "red cheek" has not been formally described but its colorful cheeks and personality have made it very popular with hobbyist. Finding them in stores or online can be difficult but not impossible. Unfortunately, there isn't...
  10. General Aquaria Discussion
    Neolamprologus signatus. Photo by Dave Hansen Neolamprologus signatus is a species of shelldweller from Lake Tanganyika that hasn't been as popular as other shelldwellers. This tiny fish rarely grows larger than 2 inches and is ideal for smaller aquariums. N. signatus is a harem spawner and...
  11. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Great timelapse video of a group of Lamprologus multifasciatus digging around their shells. Anyone who has kept a group of Lamprologus multifasciatus knows how quickly these little fish can rearrange carefully planned aquascaping. Leave them alone for a few hours and they completely change...
  12. Lake Tanganyika Species
    As anyone who has ever kept these little Tanganyikans knows, unshelling a shell dweller isn't going to happen unless they want to leave their shell. Shellies can go into their homes and wedge themselves so well that even a predator can't pull them out. There are several techniques to getting...
  13. Lake Tanganyika Species
    The is a trailer for the Guerra das Conchas (Battle of the Shells) documentary. The documentary is in 7 parts, narrated in Portuguese with English subtitles and when all the parts are combined, almost 3 hours long. If you are really into shell dwellers or what to see some of their interesting...
  14. Lake Tanganyika Species
    From the Discovery Channel's Mutant Planet series, comes this video of 'Lamprologus' callipterus. This shell dweller from Lake Tanganyika is not only famous for stealing shells, but also for the extreme size dimorphism between males and females. On average, males are 13 times heavier than their...
  15. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKISlYoirk The third part of the series on Lake Tanganyika travels by Alex Jordan.
  16. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihq-1spR-QU The second part of the series on Lake Tanganyika travels by Alex Jordan.
  17. Lake Tanganyika Species
    An amazing HD video of fish in Lake Tanganyika. Last almost 12 minutes, but in that time you will see schools of Cyprichromis, nesting featherfins, Tropheus, shelldwellers, Synodontis large groups of Neolamps, Cyphotilapia, Altolamprologus and many more. A must see!
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