Lemon Cichlid

African Cichlid | Lemon Cichlid

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Regular price $ 10.79 $ 14.99 Sale

(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus leleupi

Common Name: Lemon Cichlid, Leleupi Cichlid

Adult Size: 3 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 8 - 10 years

Habitat: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.8 - 8.6
  • Water Hardness: 8 - 12

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Carnivore; feed high-quality pellets, live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, small fish, and insect larvae.

    Breeding & Spawning: Egg layers and mouth brooders and form matriarchal families. One of the easiest mouthbrooders to breed.

    Gender: Males are typically larger, and during breeding, they may exhibit more intense coloration.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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