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    Lemon cichlid

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    DESCRIPTION

    The Neolamprologus leleupi, commonly known as the Lemon Cichlid, is a fascinating cichlid species native to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. It is known for its striking lemon-yellow coloration and unique behavior, making it a popular choice among cichlid enthusiasts. Here's more information about the Lemon Cichlid:

    1. Coloration: The Lemon Cichlid (Neolamprologus leleupi) is named for its bright lemon-yellow coloration. This vibrant hue sets it apart from many other cichlid species and makes it a captivating addition to aquariums.

    2. Size: Lemon Cichlids are relatively small, with males growing to around 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) in length, while females are slightly smaller.

    3. Habitat: In their natural habitat of Lake Tanganyika, Lemon Cichlids inhabit rocky areas along the shoreline. They are known to seek shelter in empty snail shells, which they use as hiding spots and territory markers.

    4. Behavior: Lemon Cichlids are known for their territorial and protective behavior, especially when they have found and established their shelter within a snail shell. They can be aggressive towards tankmates that encroach on their territory.

    5. Tank Setup: To mimic their natural habitat, provide plenty of rocky structures, caves, and crevices in the aquarium. Additionally, consider offering empty snail shells as shelters. These cichlids are comfortable in a sand substrate.

    6. Water Conditions: Lemon Cichlids prefer water with a pH range of 7.8 to 9.0 and a temperature range of 76 to 82°F (24 to 28°C). Provide excellent water quality and maintain stable parameters.

    7. Diet: Lemon Cichlids are omnivorous, feeding on a combination of small invertebrates and plant matter in the wild. In captivity, offer high-quality cichlid pellets or flakes, supplemented with occasional live or frozen foods.

    8. Compatibility: Due to their territorial nature, Lemon Cichlids are best kept in species-specific setups or with other Tanganyikan cichlids that share similar requirements and temperaments.

    9. Breeding: Lemon Cichlids are interesting breeders. They are cavity spawners, using the empty snail shells as nesting sites. After spawning, the female typically guards the nest, and the male guards the surrounding area.

    The Lemon Cichlid's unique appearance and behavior make it a captivating addition to Tanganyikan cichlid setups. Providing proper care, suitable tankmates, and appropriate hiding spots are key to their well-being.

    4-4.5cm
    30 pcs Not Available
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    Dead on Arrival Policy

    We guarantee live arrivals 100%.

    Although it's rare that shrimps will arrive DOA, it does occur due to the process of shipping and the amount of stress it puts on the shrimps so we always recommend overnight shipping. In an event of an DOA, a refund or reshipment will be issued for only the DOA (not including the shipping cost).

    To Claim DOA: 

    1. You must send a picture of the DOA in an unopened bag with 2 hours of delivery to hello@billyboiaquatics.com.
    2. Send an additional picture of the DOA outside of the bag, clear enough to count if more than one.

     

     

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