Pearly Ocellatus (Lamprologus meleagris)
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56,781.177 mL 56.8 Litres (15 US G.)
6.35 cm 5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")
7.8 - 8.5
534.87 °R 301.15 K
542.07 °R24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- Pearly Ocellatus
- Male is larger and colours are more vibrant than females.
- Generally spends time on the substrate, and is not the most active fish.
- Accepts most meaty foods including Cichlid flake and pellet foods, frozen brine shrimp, bloodworm and daphnia.
- Once or twice a day, making sure not to overfeed.
- These are shelldwelling Cichlids and should be kept in a well filtered tank decorated with sandy substrate and plenty of empty snail shells.
- Aggressive to other species, especially when on a rich meaty diet of foods like bloodworm. Should be kept in male/female pairs, and you will need a large tank if you want to keep more than one pair, and even then a single male may try to dominate all and kill off subordinate males.
- These are attractive small cichlids with large mouth and eyes and a broad dorsal fin, they are chocolate brown (varying in shades) in colour with a paler belly with iridescent spots across the body and fins.
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