Neolamprologus similis

This fish is monomorphic save in size and form small colonies or harems - depending on available space - in which the male fry are tolerated until they become active competitors of the male.

The Neolamprologus similis lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.4 - 8.4, dH range: 7 - 30, depth range 27 - 40 m environment.

Neolamprologus similis is a shell-dwelling cichlid native to Lake Tanganyika in east Africa. N. similis is copper coloured with vertical white stripes running from the head to near the base of the tail. It typically grows to between four and six centimeters in size. More

Neolamprologus similis is a shelldwelling, substrate spawning cichlid from Lake Tanganyika first typed by Büscher in 1992. This small cichlid is a true dwarf. Males rarely attain lengths of two inches and females top out at about 1-1/2" total length. More

Aquarium behavior: Neolamprologus similis can be kept with a variety of different cichlids. They are peaceful, but can take care of themselves in most situations. This fish can be kept with any fish that cannot eat them. More

Scientific Name(s): Neolamprologus similis, Lamprologus similis Common Name(s): Zebra Shelldweller, Similar Shelldweller, Big-Eyed Multi Family: Cichlidae Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika Maximum Size: 2 inches Life Span: 10 years More

Neolamprologus similis is one of the less frequently seen shelldwellers in the hobby but has no less personality than its cousins. The territories it establishes are very small, usually measuring no more than 6" across, but they are defended vigorously. More

Neolamprologus similisBüscher, 1992Neolamprologus similis Biótopo: Lago Tanganyika - Shell Dwellers Nome da espécie/População: Neolamprologus similis Características da água: pH: 8,5 a 9,2 Temperatura: 24º a 29°C More

Common names

Breitstreifen-Tanganjikasee-Buntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Neolamprologus similis in Catalan (Català)
Valekotiloahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
似新亮丽鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
似新亮麗鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Neolamprologus
Species : Neolamprologus similis
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