วันจันทร์ที่ 11 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2556

Fish Data : Lamprichthys tanganicanus



     An elongated fish with a slightly arched back.   The back of male fish is dark olive-yellow, while the flanks are lighter.  The body is covered with bright sky-blue spots.   The fins are yellow with numerous bright yellow spots.  The frontal part of the caudal fin has blue spots, although the rest is colored like the other fins.   All the fins are marked with a yellow fringe.  Females are less colorful, with silver-blue spots.

     The Males size is about  6" (15 cm) and females size is  4.7" (12 cm) , Their tank size should be about 48" (122 cm) with a capacity of 50 gallons (190 L) is sufficient for adults.  It is very important to leave large open swimming areas.   Set up the tank as for Lake Tanganyika Cichlids is best.

     These fish like to eat small live food like flying insects, crustaceans, Tubifex; flakes; pellets etc.


     The Males are larger, more colorful, and have more elaborate fins. , if you need to breed theam , you should be use a large tank with many rock structures.   The dominant male will pair with a female.   The spawning is a slow process and the eggs are laid in crevices.   Remove the rocks from the tank as the parents will eat the eggs.  The eggs, not usually numbering more than 100, hatch after 11-14 days.   Start feeding the fry with nauplii and powdered dry foods.  The young are slow-growing.



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