Lamprologus tigripictilis

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Geographic Range: Lower Congo River Basin, particularly found in rocky areas with sandy substrates.

Lamprologus tigripictilis is a carnivorous species, feeding primarily on small invertebrates and crustaceans in the wild.
In captivity, they should be fed a diet rich in protein, including high-quality pellets, flakes, and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia.

Average Adult Size:
Adult Lamprologus tigripictilis typically reach sizes ranging from 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters).

Minimum Tank Size:
A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a small group of Lamprologus tigripictilis.
Provide plenty of hiding spots and territories in the aquarium, as they are territorial and like to establish their own space.

Lamprologus tigripictilis is generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding periods. They are best kept in species-only tanks or with other small, peaceful Tanganyikan cichlids.
Avoid keeping them with larger or more aggressive tankmates, as they may become stressed or bullied.

Recommended Water Parameters:
pH: 7.8-9.0
Temperature: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
Hardness: Lake Tanganyika cichlids prefer hard water with a dH range of 10-20.
Ammonia: Should be maintained at zero ppm (parts per million).
Nitrite: Should be maintained at zero ppm.
Nitrate: Keep nitrate levels below 20 ppm through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

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