Leleupi (Neolamprologus leleupi) - SMALL

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The Leleupi (Neolamprologus leleupi) is a species of cichlid native to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. They have an elongated, oval-shaped body with a bright yellow to orange coloration. Their dorsal fin is elongated and their anal fin is pointed. They are best kept in a tank with plenty of rocky hiding places, as they are a cave-dwelling species. Leleupi are known for their semi-aggressive behavior, especially when breeding or when protecting their territory. 

  • SOLD SIZE: about 1.25"
  • Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa
  • Max size in inches: 4 inches
  • Recommended tank size in gallons: 20 gallons or more
  • Water temperature: 76-80°F
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Omnivorous - a mix of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen food
  • Lifespan: 5-8 years.