Neolamprologus multifasciatus

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The Neolamprologus multifasciatus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 8.0, dH range: 15 - 25 environment.

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is one of the small shell-dwelling cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika. The male reaches five centimeters in length, and the female only 2.5 cm. This makes them one of the smallest cichlid species in the world. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatusNeolamprologus multifasciatus is the smallest known cichlid in the world and are affectionately called "multies. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a tiny shell-dwelling cichlid native to Lake Tanganyika. Most authorities say that this fish is the smallest cichlid species. Males get just over 1.5". Females are slightly smaller reaching a maximum length of about 1.25 inches. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a great fish for a novice because they don't require a large tank. Ten gallons can fit in just about anybody's budget. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is the smallest cichlids of Lake Tanganyika, in fact it is said to be the smallest cichlids in the world. It's cousin, Neolamprologus similus, is quite similar in size. Neolamprologus multifasciatus is not my first shellie though. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is found in relatively deep waters, up to 10 meters, where the shells in which it lives will not be disturbed by wave action. My sights were initially set on N. multifasciatus and it didn't take too long to locate some. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a colony guarder. This means that all members of the colony defend their habitat, which consists of a large bed of shells. They are monogamous and the same pair will spawn in the same shell over and over again. More

Although the petite Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a more common sight in fish stores and hobbyist tanks, another striped colony shellie worth paying attention to is Neolamprologus similis. Named, not surprisingly, for its marked similarity to multifasciatus, similis is certainly its own fish. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a tiny Cichlid from Lake Tanganyika, in the Rift Valley of Africa. These lakes are quite alkaline so all Rift Lake Cichlids have evolved to live in high pH waters. More

Neolamprologus multifasciatus When I first found out about shell dwelling fish, I was fascinated. Here was an animal that lived in a snail shell. More

Common names

Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Catalan (Català)
Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Norwegian (Norsk)
Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Russian (русский язык)
Neolamprologus multifasciatus in Spanish (español)
Schneckenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Seeprakotiloahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
多带新亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
多帶新亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Neolamprologus
Species : Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Authority : Boulenger, 1906