(Telmatochromis vittatus)

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Remarks: Telmatochromis vittatus are a torpedo-shaped shell-dwelling cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. They have tan-colored bodies with a brown stripe extending from the nose, through the eye, and continuing horizontally to the caudal fin. Their round faces and large eyes make for a peaceful looking fish when you spot them peering out from inside of their shells. 

They can be kept with other Tanganyikan cichlids, such as Julidochromis, Neolamprologus, and Lamprologus. Provide them with caves and shells to occupy and protect for maximum success. 

  These fish are sold in packs of 5 or more due to their social nature.

Scientific Name: Telmatochromis vittatus

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Max Size: 4"

pH: 7.5-8.6

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

Compatibility: Lake Tanganyikan cichlids

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