Tanganyika Lampeye (Lamprichthys tanganicanus)
95 Litres (25 US G.)
12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")
8.0 - 8.5
23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Tanganyika Killifish, Tanganyika Lamp-eye
Additional scientific names
- Haplochilus tanganicanus, Lamprichthys curtianalis
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Lake Tanganyika, introduced to Lake Kivu in Rwanda.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- The males are significantly larger & more colourful when mature. Before maturity, they can be distinguished by the shape of their anal-fin: The males have a long, parallelogram-shaped anal-fin, whereas the females have a shorter, triangular anal-fin.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- peaceful, and prolific
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs hard water with a pH over 8 in order to thrive.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )