Neolamprologus brevis

Neolamprologus brevis is a small shell-dwelling cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

The Neolamprologus brevis lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 9.0, dH range: 9 - 19 environment.

Neolamprologus brevis is one of the more commonly seen Tanganyikan shell dwelling cichlids in the hobby. More

Neolamprologus brevis is a small shell-dwelling cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika. The male reaches 5.5 centimeters in length, and the female is a bit smaller. N. brevis is unusual among shell-dwelling cichlids in that both fish in a pair share the same shell. More

The natural environment that the Neolamprologus brevis lives in is Lake Tanganyika, which is the world’s longest freshwater lake equaling 420 miles in length and is the world’s second deepest lake at 4,708 feet. More

Neolamprologus brevis is a small lovable shell dweller from lake Tanganyika. There are several different geographic variants of this species, some variants are among the most beautiful of the Neolamprologus genus. More

Neolamprologus brevis pair, female in the lower part, from Karilani, Tanzania. Photo by Ad Konings. (This article was originally published in Buntbarshe Bulletin, Bulletin of the American Cichlid Association; 1980; Number 77. More

Neolamprologus brevis are shy fish, which get to "know" their keeper - only displaying when nobody else is near the tank. Otherwise the fish are robust and good parents. They need only an empty shell, a small tank with clear, well aerated, hard water. More

In nature Neolamprologus brevis have a diet of small crustaceans, insect larvae and plankton. They are a carnivorous fish. In the aquarium they will accept most foods, but seem to prefer live foods such as baby brine shrimp. More

Neolamprologus brevis in my 240G Lake Tanganyika community setup. I picked up a bag of six Brevis ‘Ikola Sunspot’, which had been turned in as BAP fish at a meeting of the OCA. More

Neolamprologus brevis is somewhat less aggressive than Multies so a pair or trio can be kept quite successfully in a 5 gallon tank. Although not flashy in coloration this fish is very interesting to watch. More

Title:The Fish Speak: Neolamprologus brevis/Brevis Sunspot Summary: "Ben, Brenda and the Brevis family" of Lake Tanganyika cichlids tell of their breeding, food, and preferred living conditions. Contact for editing purposes: email: gmitchell@bfree.on. More

General Information: Neolamprologus brevis is a small shell dwelling cichlid from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. A successful brevis tank must have at least 2 to 3 empty shells per fish for them to choose from. More

Neolamprologus brevis make a great cichlid for a first time cichlid keeper or breeder. They are easy to care for, and not difficult to spawn. Neolamprologus brevis The adult male Neolamprologus brevis breeding pair. Photo by Rob Kirkelie. More

Common names

Lyhytkotiloahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Neolamprologus brevis in Catalan (Català)
Schneckenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Solplet-cichlide in Danish (dansk)
短新亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
短新亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Neolamprologus
Species : Neolamprologus brevis
Authority : Boulenger, 1899