The Gold Neolamprologus Sexfasciatus Cichlid originates from the rocky waters of Southern Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is one of the larger of the dwarf African cichlids, and attains a maximum size of 6 inches. They have an elongated body shape, and are gold in color with many dark vertical bands. Their fins are outlined in an iridescent blue which adds to the appeal of these fish.
Maintained them in an aquarium of at least 50 gallons with other smaller Tanganyikan or Malawian cichlids, with plenty of rocks, shells and African driftwood.
A sandy bottom of aragonite is recommended to maintain the necessary high pH and alkalinity required to mimic their native waters
Feed them with meaty items such as blood worms, brine and mysis shrimp, carnivore flake and pellet foods.
Compatible: Lake Tanganykan similar size, and African Catfish.
Aquarium setup: 72-82°F; pH 7.8-9.0; dKH 12-20