Tanganyika Lampeye (Lamprichthys tanganicanus)

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Tanganyika Lampeye

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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)

10-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-6 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

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]


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