Neolamprologus multifasciatus
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Neolamprologus multifasciatus

Common Names: Multi
Synonyms: Lamprologus multifasciatus
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Lake Tanganyika, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Territorial; Relatively peaceful, although defend their small territory and shell vigorously.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed a staple, ideally small, sinking pellets, and various live or frozen foods to stimulate the micropredator nature of these fish, including daphnia and brine shrimp. Easily kept in small groups in a 10 gallon tank with basic filteration and heating. A minimum of two or three shells per fish should be provided; this species is endemic to deep shellbeds and strongly prefers shellpiles to substrate. When placed on sand, multis will often dig it completely away from the shellbed and try to keep i
7.8 - 8.7
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
Potential Size: Male: 4cm (1.6")
Female: 4cm (1.6")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males larger then females when mature.
Breeding: Breed in colonies, where one male defends his territory in which mutliple females reside. A ratio of one male to 3-4 females is recommanded.
Comments: Multis are the smallest known cichlid. This fish is an all-rounder, great beginner fish, easy to feed, easy to breed and easy to care for.
Main Colours: Brown, Grey
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Convex
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