Here is some video footage of my 75 gallon aquarium. It houses several Tanganyikan species, namely Lepidiolamprologus nkambae, Neolamprologus buescheri Kachese, and Synodontis multipunctatus. There is also a lone Neolamprologus leleupi female in the video. She has since moved on to another home elsewhere. Enjoy.
There is a new article in the Cichlids of Africa category. I hope it is helpful to those considering keeping Lepidiolamprologus nkambae. This species is uncommon in the hobby though not impossible to find, and it makes for an interesting change of pace from the various Neolamprologus species.
I love these predatory Tanganyikan cichlids. Lepidiolamprologus nkambae (arguably the same fish as L. kendalli) are solitary predators who spend their time cruising for meals. Shaped like a torpedo and armed with a decent set of chompers, these fish are formidable. I have a pair who have not spawned in a couple of years, but still intrigue me. Their demeanor could best be described as mock timidity. They will usually hover in or around a cave they have excavated as if they are afraid to join the masses, but when some unsuspecting fish wanders too near their home, a quick - and sometimes vicious - strike sends the unwary wanderer fleeing in fear and pain. The male is often abusive to the female, but she is no slouch when it comes to inflicting damage on other tank inhabitants.
I am debating purchasing some more youngsters at the upcoming GCCA swap meet on February 16th. Here are a few recent photos of my pair. The last picture is the only shot of the female.
As anyone with eyes can see, my website is slow in taking form. I have only three of the "Species Articles" complete thus far. Actually, I believe only one is truly complete in its current state. Having said that, which species of those listed - or even those unlisted, would you, the viewers, like to see finished first? I will try to accommodate your wishes in as much as it is possible.