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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Neolamprologus multifasciatus Artbecken
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
60 x 30 x 30 = 54 liters ~ 14 gallons (us)
Specific features:
54l Terta standard pool
Aquarium decoration:
Very fine beige sand with a grain size of 0,125-0,4mm
Anubias nana barteri var.:

Origin: West Africa

Temperature: 19-32 ° C.

Height: max. 45cm

Spread: max. 20cm

Water levels: Very large tolerances in the pH (5-9) and the hardness.


Anubias barteri var. Nana heard as well as the above-mentioned Javafarn to the uncomplicated aquarium plants. Water values ​​are in the care of Anubias barteri var. Nana, also following purpose-Speerblatt negligible. For very bright lighting to / greater flow is preferable in order to prevent algae growth.
It grows slowly, preferably on roots or stones.
To Anubias barteri var. Nana to increase shares to best train the rhizome to Make the new side shoots.
Pflanzen im Aquarium Neolamprologus multifasciatus Artbecken
Special features of the facility:
Home-made rear panel made of polystyrene
with tile adhesive and epoxy resin

56x vineyard snail shells
Fertig geharzt ;-)
noch ohne Wasser...
HMF gut verdeckt ;-)
trübe Brühe...
trüb trüb...
Aquarium equipment:
15W daylight tubes T8
Hamburg mat filters:

HMF corner with ner 350l / h pump and a mat with dimensions of 50x60cm, behind Filterwatte and heating rod

Eheim Compact 300l / h
Other equipment:
Heating rod 50W Tetra
1m / 2w Neolamprologus multifasciatus:

Neolamprologus multifasciatus optional worm breeder and living endemic in Lake Tanganyika. Often N. multifasciatus is confused with N. similis. The two types, however, differ solely by the transverse strips which stop earlier in N. multifasciatus and do not cover, like N. similis, the head. With a final height of 4cm, 1cm smaller females, he is one of the smallest cichlids ever.

Mainly to be found is the small cichlid in deeper water regions 20-60m depth, where he exposes to the large sandy areas the empty shells of the numerous Tanganjikaschnecken and designed a shelter. These '' nests '' have an average of about 50 cm diameter. This behavior explains the high activity of these small grave '' digger ''. I myself have observed the animals in a 250l tank, have one side covered with a 45cm high sandhills.
N. multifasciatus however it also breeds in rubble and Erdablagerungen what the name, obligate worm breeder does not justify.

In these colonies, there is usually only one dominant male, yet find ranking fights held between the lower-ranking animals, but rarely manifests cause injury.

The nest of the animals are not very big, but the survival rate of the young animals is very high. By protecting the auger housing and the acceptance of zerribenem flake food and Artemi nauplii many hatchlings come by itself in a community tank.

The aquarium should have a small stone building as a retreat, especially for males included, which are 'retreat at' risk 'in this. Mainly snail shells are of course necessary. Whether there are now Neothaumegehäuse or escargots housing is irrelevant.
Besatz im Aquarium Neolamprologus multifasciatus Artbecken
Weibchen mit Jungtier
Weibchen mit Jungtier
Water parameters:
pH: 8.0

kH: 17

GH: 14

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: 10

Water change: Weekly 30%

Phosphate: 0.20

Temp: 25

The water values ​​are adjusted with soda and Epsom salt to the values ​​in the lake.
Frozen Food:

- Cyclops
- Artemia
- Fine Krill
- Daphnia
- White mosquito larvae

Live food:

- Daphnia
- White mosquito larvae
- Artemia

Dry food:

- Tropical Tanganyika Flake
- JBL Tanganyika Flake
Further information:
The Neolamprologus multifasciatus were removed from the other 54l tank, since it was the beginning of stocking and I want to start breeding again. The remaining pups in the other pool are raised and released ...