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Brichardi (Neolamprologus brichardi)

10 years ago992 views



I recently added this fish to my aquarium. I took this video a few weeks ago when the fish was only about 1.5”-2” in length. My brichardi is very territorial and likes to guard the piece of wood you see in the background. It’s relatively not that aggressive for a cichlid, and has had no problem eating flakes or frozen food. This fish recognizes when I walk up to the tank and will come up to the glass to watch me (though I think it just associates me with food).

Below is information on the species:

Neolamprologus brichardi is a species of cichlid fish, endemic to the alkaline waters of Lake Tanganyika in east Africa. It is known under a variety of common names including Princess cichlid, Princess of Burundi, Lyretail cichlid, Fairy cichlid and Brichard's Lamprologus.

In the aquarium, specimens of brichardi have been known to grow to 150 mm (6"), including the filaments on the tail. This is one of the easiest Tanganyikans to keep, and indeed to breed, and a true beginner's fish.


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