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10cm - 12cm

Care Level




Water Conditions

Fuelleborn's Cichlid, scientifically known as Neolamprologus fuelleborni, is a species of cichlid that is native to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. This cichlid is popular among aquarium enthusiasts for its striking colors, interesting behaviors, and relatively manageable size.

Key Characteristics of Fuelleborn's Cichlid:

Coloration: Adult Fuelleborn's Cichlids are known for their vibrant colors. Males often display a yellow to gold body with blue markings, while females tend to be less colorful.

Size: Adults typically reach a size of about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm).

Behavior: Fuelleborn's Cichlids are known to be territorial, especially during the breeding season. However, compared to some other cichlid species, they are generally considered more peaceful.

Habitat: In their natural habitat of Lake Tanganyika, Fuelleborn's Cichlids inhabit rocky areas and crevices along the lake's shoreline.

Tank Setup: When kept in aquariums, these cichlids appreciate a setup that mimics their natural habitat. Provide plenty of rocks, caves, and hiding spots. They also prefer a sandy substrate.

Water Conditions:

Temperature: 75-79°F (24-26°C)
pH Level: 8.0-9.0
Water Hardness: 10-20 dGH
Diet: Fuelleborn's Cichlids are omnivores. Their diet should include high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, and a variety of live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Breeding: Like many cichlids, Fuelleborn's Cichlids are substrate spawners. They will lay their eggs in a carefully chosen location, often in a crevice or cave. During breeding, males may intensify their colors to attract females.

Tank Mates: When selecting tank mates, consider other fish that can tolerate the territorial nature of cichlids. Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive species.

Compatibility: Fuelleborn's Cichlids can be kept in groups, but it's essential to provide enough hiding spots and territories to minimize aggression. Males may display aggression towards each other, especially during breeding.

Always keep in mind that individual fish may have varying temperaments, and their behavior can be influenced by factors such as tank size, decoration, and the presence of other tank mates. Regular monitoring of interactions and providing a well-structured environment are crucial for the well-being of Fuelleborn's Cichlids in captivity.

Fuelleborn’s Cichlid

SGD 5.27

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