Lamprologus ocellatus ‘Gold’

One of my Lake Tanganyika communities pairs the shell-dwelling Lamprologus ocellatus ‘gold’ with the more open-water Paracyprichromis nigripinnis.  The shellies are a lot of fun to watch because they are very territorial and do not realize that they are small.  The tank is a 50-gallon ‘breeder’ with a matten-filter wall (Poret foam) that is air driven with two lift tubes.  The substrate is mostly white silica sand mixed with a little bit of darker fine gravel for contrast.  The gold ocellatus dig quite a bit, and I keep them busy by stirring up the sand every water change.

2 Replies to “Lamprologus ocellatus ‘Gold’”

  1. I am in Minneapolis and looking for some tang shell dwellers – maybe gold ocellatus – do you have any of these? Are you in Mpls? Do you have other shell dwellers?



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