This is the most widely available and most commercially bred member of the genus. Several cultivated varieties, including an albino, have been produced, and these now out-sell wild-caught specimens. Neolamprologus brichardi is a “must” for anyone interested in African Rift Lake cichlids.
Other common names
- Lyretail Lamprologus, Princess of Burundi
- Lamprologus brichardi, Lamprologus elongatus
- Throughout Lake Tanganyika.
- Around 4in (10cm).
- Peaceful shoaler; can therefore be kept in a group.
- Wide range of commercial formulations accepted, but livefoods preferred.
- Properly constructed backgrounds that reach almost to the water surface, with plenty of boltholes. Must be well lit. Well-filtered, medium-hard, alkaline water important. Temperature range: 73-79°F (23-26°C).
- Eggs are laid inside a cave. Brood care is undertaken largely by female.