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Midknight's Fish

10 years 4 months ago #19483 by nuth88
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Good Advice I wish I had had long before I had made that mistake myself, 5 Cylin's became 2 in a short time.

Great Post!

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"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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10 years 4 months ago #19476 by Hurriken
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Fantastic information, thanks!

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10 years 4 months ago #19472 by Midknight
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Hurriken, the N. cylindricus are identical in shape to the slimmer Neolamprologus leleupi variety or Neolamprologus nigriventris (which I'd love to get my hands on). Males grow to about 5-5.5", while females reach 4-4.5". I've read before that they are very aggressive and it is true. Adult males will not tolerate other males and females require adequate cover if you plan to house them together. I do keep various danio varieties with them as dithers because they are otherwise somewhat reclusive. I attempted to put a small (3") Synodontis eupterus in their tank and they didn't allow him to reach the bottom of the tank and settle in. I removed him after a couple of weeks; he just hid in the plants at the top of the tank the entire time.
They are very hardy. I first housed six juveniles in a twenty long until a dominant male emerged. He killed one of the others before the tank started leaking. I hate to admit this, but I moved the group to a family size picnic cooler temporarily. Temporarily became over six months. Six months with no filter save for a cluster of Malaysian burrowing snails and no heater. One of the five remaining fish disappeared, but the other four not only survived the whole time, they bred in the cooler. It was that event that pushed me back into the aquarium hobby after a significant hiatus. I had kept only one tank for nearly six years until I purchased the juvenile N. cylindricus.
I recommend them to anyone who has admired the pictures, but don't house them with anything sensitive. Other Tanganyikans of similar temperment will do well if given enough space, but - a point of advice - they are very confrontational with similar looking species including Julidochromis, Chalinochromis, and the aforementioned N. leleupi and N. nigriventris.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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10 years 4 months ago #19456 by whetfish
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Nice list, looks like you're into Tanganyikans :), that's always a great choice.

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10 years 4 months ago #19441 by Hurriken
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Great list.  I really like the L. boulengeri.  They are sweet!


I agree and Neolamprologus cylindricus something I've admired in pictures but never seen. What are they like?

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10 years 4 months ago #19440 by leej24
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Great list.  I really like the L. boulengeri.  They are sweet!

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10 years 4 months ago #19439 by sawboy2
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10 years 4 months ago #19435 by Midknight
Midknight's Fish was created by Midknight
Here is my current stocklist (4-8-09).

All tanks are crammed into my bedroom like rockwork.

40 gallon breeder:
breeding pair of Julidochromis transcriptus "Zaire Black" plus a few small fry
10 Brachydanio rerio (Zebra, Gold Zebra, Leopard Danios) They constantly drop eggs, but their tankmates are hungry.
8 Synodontis petricola (4 males, 2 females, 2 juveniles)
5 Lamprologus multifasciatus (subadults)
4 Lamprologus similis (subadults)
5 Pundamilia nyererei "Python Island" (juveniles)
I know this sounds packed, but it works. I keep a watchful eye.

30 gallon breeder:
5 growing Lepidiolamprologus nkambae (ready for a bigger home)
1 female Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi
1 rosy barb

37 gallon eclipse with fancy mirrored background:
breeding pair of Altolamprologus calvus "Yellow"
9 Cyprichromis leptosoma "Kakese" (4 males, 5 females)
3 adult male Neolamprologus signatus
1 Lamprologus caudopunctatus
1 mystery snail
3 juvenile Synodontis petricola

35 gallon hexagon:
breeding colony of Neolamprologus cylindricus (1 male, 3 females) plus young
12 or so Brachydanio rerio

30 gallon long:
4 Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri (2 males, 2 females) One male breeds with both females and the other male is the odd man out.
6 Phyllonemus typus (my favorite catfish to date, a Tanganyikan)
Breeder net full of Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi fry
Breeder net full of L. boulengeri fry

10 gallon:
Juvenile tank
~25 Neolamprologus cylindricus
3 Crenicichla regani
3 Julidochromis transcriptus "Zaire Black"
~15 Synodontis petricola
1 Phyllonemus typus
~12 Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi

10 gallon:
5 Neolamprologus pulcher "Albino"

10 gallon:
2 male Lamprologus ocellatus "Gold"
7 Lepidiolamprologus kendalli fry

10 gallon:
5 Lamprologus meleagris (stappersi?) juveniles
7 Neolamprologus leleupi "Karilani" juveniles
4 Julidochromis transcriptus "Zaire Black" juveniles

I know I need more space. Trust me; I know. I do keep a close watch though.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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