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Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
Six-Bar Lamprologus

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Photo Credit: Owen Thistle

Name: Neolamprologus sexfasciatus
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Lake Tanganyika (Africa)
15 cm 200 L 8.0 28C


Neolamprologous sexfasciatus is a fine looking Tanganyikan cichlid. It has a classic body shape, and striking "zebra" pattern with translucent blue and yellow highlights on the fins. My fish has always fared well with other african cichlids, even when he was introduced and had a significant size disadvantage. He will stand his ground but does not bully the other cichlids.

Contributed by Owen Thistle

This is a very colorful fish that is packed with character and a lot of spunk! These guys should be kept with other Tanganyikans that are of the same somewhat aggressive nature. When a couple have paired off for breeding it is advisable to remove all other fish from the tank. Otherwise you could end up with several dead. From what I know there has been no successful captive breeding of the blue variant, who has blue highlights on the fins and white and black stripes on the body.

Contributed by R. C. Barcus

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