Neolamprologus cylindricus

Neolamprologus cylindricus is a species of cichlid fish, endemic to Lake Tanganyika.

The Neolamprologus cylindricus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.0 - 8.5, dH range: 10 - 15 environment.

Neolamprologus cylindricus is a species of cichlid fish, endemic to Lake Tanganyika. The male grows to a length of about 12 cm, the female somewhat shorter. This is an aggressive territorial species. It lays its eggs in caves. More

Both in the wild and Neolamprologus cylindricusin the tank, cylindricus stay very close to the rocks. Mine rarely ever stray more than a few inches from their caves, in contrast to the leleupi who are always out and about, but then use the caves to spawn. More

Neolamprologus cylindricus is an aggressive territorial fish, best kept in pairs. Dominant males will harass and kill sub-dominant tankmates. More

Neolamprologus cylindricus male in aquarium of Don Danko . Photo by Don Danko. Neolamprologus cylindricus Staeck & Seegers, 1986 - - Please login to view this full profile. More

In the wild, Neolamprologus cylindricus is a predator, feeding on zoobenthic organisms, aquatic insects, copepods, and whatever else they can find in and between the rocks. In the aquarium, however, they readily accept flake and pellet foods. More

The first time that I saw Neolamprologus cylindricus was in a pet shop in Baltimore. I was fascinated by its unique torpedo shape and the deep blue vertical bands. I would later find in addition to the unique shape it also had some unique traits. More

The Neolamprologus Cylindricus Cichlid should be maintained in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with other smaller Tanganyikan cichlids. They are aggressive towards co specifics, and should not be included with other Neolamprologus cichlids. More

Common names

Neolamprologus cylindricus in Catalan (Català)
Neolamprologus cylindricus in French (français)
Seepraluola-ahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
圆筒新亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
圓筒新亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Neolamprologus
Species : Neolamprologus cylindricus
Authority : Staeck & Seegers,1986