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Profiles Tropical Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Tropical Fish Profiles from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Like all rift valley cichlids, the Tanganyika cichlids generally like to be homed in a rocky environment however, unlike Lake Malawi cichlids, there are many different shapes and sizes of Lake Tanganyika Cichlid. There are more considerations and variations of Lake Tanganyika cichlid and should often be kept in a species only tank due to hugely varying temperaments and diets. One of the most common Lake Tanganyika cichlid is the Tropheus which generally should be kept in a species only tank.

Lake Tanganyika is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest as well as being the longest in the world. It spans 4 countries, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia and eventually, after running out through the Congo, ends up in the Atlantic Ocean.

These tropical fish profiles of Lake Tanganyika cichlids aim to help you work out the type of fish which are most compatible with each other as well as hints and tips on breeding them successfully. Common name: Sardine Cichlid, Slender Cichlid, Cyprichromis, Slender Cyprichromis Scientific name: Cyprichromis Leptosoma, Limnochromis Leptosoma, Paratilapia Leptosoma Average Adult... Common name: Tropheus Golden Firefox, Tropheus Red Pheonix, Tropheus Bishop Red Scientific name: Tropheus sp. Average Adult Fish Size:...