Neolamprologus Tretacephaleus, 5 bar cichlid, Unsexed, Tank Raised
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 6"
Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika
The Tretocephalus Cichlid (Five-bar Cichlid) comes from the coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika. They look similar to the Frontosa, but has only 5 stripes and does not obtain the same adult size.
The Tretocephalus should be in an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with other aggressive cichlids. Provide plenty of rocks with caves, and a sandy bottom comprised of aragonite or other suitable cichlid gravel.
The Tretocephalus is a cave spawner, and breeding is more difficult than most of the cichlids. Provide plenty of caves with sandy bottoms the females - incubation occurs in 3 to 4 days and the female will remain to protect the young. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp and finely crushed flake food.
Their diet should contain both meaty and vegetable based foods such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, Spirulina-based flake and pellet foods.