telmatochromis brachygnathus

Telmatochromis brachygnathus. Photo by Ad Konings​

Telmatochromis brachygnathus is a shell dweller from central and southern Lake Tanganyika. While closely related to T. temporalis, T. brachygnathus differs with a more slender body and a concave face. These fish make their homes in neothauma shells or along rocks.

This species isn't common in the U.S., but they do become available from time to time. If you do manage to get some, make sure you provide shells or lots of rocks from cover. They can be quite shy and rely also rely on the safety for shells and crevices for their young. To discuss Telmatochromis brachygnathus visit the Lake Tanganyika forum.