Common Name(s)
Ocellated Shell-dweller, Ocellated Lamprologus, Gold Ocellatus
Scientific Name
Lamprologus ocellatus
Family
Cichlidae, Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Origin
Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Add at least 2 inches of sand and plenty of snail shells.
Tank Region
Bottom.
Diet
They are easy to feed and will accept frozen/live foods such as brine shrimp and dried foods such as pellets.
Breeding
They are shell brooders. The eggs hatch after around 3 days and become free swimming in 10 days.
Compatibility
They are territorial and will defend their shells. It isn't reccomended to house multiple males together unless you have a very large tank.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.5-9.0, Temperature: 73-81 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 5-8 years.
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