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    Neolamprologus Multifasciatus Tanganyika

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    DESCRIPTION

    Neolamprologus multifasciatus, commonly known as the Multifasciatus Cichlid or Multies, is a small and fascinating cichlid species native to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. These cichlids are known for their unique behavior, including their preference for living in shells and their intricate social dynamics within the aquarium.

    Here's some information about Neolamprologus multifasciatus:

    1. Size: Multifasciatus Cichlids are among the smallest cichlid species, with adult sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm).

    2. Coloration: They typically have a sandy to light brown coloration that helps them blend in with their natural environment.

    3. Habitat: In their natural habitat of Lake Tanganyika, Multifasciatus Cichlids inhabit the sandy bottoms near the shoreline. They are often found in empty snail shells or other small cavities for protection.

    4. Behavior: One of the most fascinating aspects of Multifasciatus Cichlids is their unique breeding and social behavior. They are "shell-dwellers," meaning they use empty snail shells or other small cavities as shelter and breeding sites. These cichlids are known to form colonies consisting of one dominant male, multiple females, and subordinate males.

    5. Tank Setup: When keeping Multifasciatus Cichlids, provide a sandy substrate to mimic their natural environment. Offer plenty of small shells or other suitable hiding places for them to establish territories and breeding sites.

    6. Water Conditions: They prefer water with a pH ranging from 7.8 to 9.0 and a temperature range of 75 to 80°F (24 to 27°C). It's important to maintain stable water parameters.

    7. Diet: Multies are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods. Offer a diet that includes high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, and supplement with small live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.

    8. Compatibility: Multifasciatus Cichlids are generally peaceful but can be territorial within their colonies. They can be kept with other small, peaceful Tanganyikan cichlids that share similar water requirements.

    9. Breeding: Breeding Multifasciatus Cichlids is a fascinating process. The dominant male will attract females to his chosen shell, and the females will lay eggs inside. The male guards the nest while the female guards the territory.

    Due to their interesting behavior and small size, Neolamprologus multifasciatus is a favorite among aquarists who are interested in creating a unique and captivating aquarium setup. Proper care, suitable tankmates, and attention to their specialized needs are essential for their well-being and successful breeding.

    3-4cm
    40 pcs $10.42 each

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    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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