Neolamprologus cylindricus
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Neolamprologus cylindricus

Common Names: Cylindricus
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Southern shores of Lake Tanganyika, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Generally passive. Becomes territorial with age.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed plant based flakes and pellets. Fine gravel and hiding places between large rocks are recommended. A high pH and medium-hard water is needed for survival. The cylindricus will not harm plants.
7.5 - 8.5
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
10 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to determine. Full grown males are larger than their female counterparts.
Breeding: Difficult. The cylindricus is a cave spawner.
Comments: Juveniles are timid. As they grow older they become more sociable.
Main Colours: White, Black
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: Adam
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