Neolamprologus brichardi is called brichardi cichlid, princess of Burundi and fairy cichlid. This moderately aggressive pale brown cichlid is elongate and has clearly defined scales. A yellow spot and a patch follow the gill cover, and this species has small yellow scales on the caudal peduncle. The lyre tail and some of the extended fins have blue and white edges. Males have more extensive fins than females.
Neolamprologus brichardi occupies the lower level of the aquarium and shoals when not breeding. Keep your brichard cichlids in a small group in a 20-gallon aquarium or larger. Dominant males will claim their territories, and submissive males will try to stay out of their way. As long submissive males do not challenge dominant males, the aquarium will stay relatively peaceful. Provide rocks that form caves and crevices so that there is at least one retreat for each fish. Secure all rocks with aquarium-safe sealant so that they don’t topple over. The Neolamprologus brichardi aquarium should also have open swimming areas.
Feed your brichardi cichlids a carnivorous diet that consists of any type of commercial flake or pellet, as well as small live foods, such as Mysis shrimp, brine shrimp or krill. In the wild, they eat insect larvae, plankton and small crustaceans.
Breeding: While Neolamprologus brichardi is one of the easiest cichlids to breed in captivity, many individuals are still wild-caught. To breed them in captivity, purchase a group of juvenile brichardi cichlids and let them pair up as they become sexually mature. Breeders will lay and fertilize about 100 eggs inside of a crevice or cave. Feed the fry microworms and finely crushed flake food once they become free-swimming. Multiple females can care for the eggs – not just the mother, and older fry can help protect new batches of fry. When it comes to other tankmate species, however, brichardi cichlid parents will aggressively defend their fry, terrorizing tankmates until they cower in the aquarium corners. Therefore, it is best to keep them in a species aquarium, a breeding aquarium or to keep them with large fish that won’t be bullied.
Size: approx 2-3"
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Tunze Co2 Pressure Reducer 7077/3
Precision device with fine adjustment for standard CO2 cylinders, thread in keeping with German standard DIN 477 (US version with CGA 320 thread). To be mounted without tools; precise adjustment; two pressure gauges; pressure-relief valve. Made in Germany.
Dennerle CO2 Night Cut-off Valve Comfort
For magnificent plant growth, DENNERLE recommends a CO2 content in the aquarium of approx. 20 mg/l.
As certain correlations apply between CO2 content, carbonate hardness (CH) and pH value, the CO2 content in the water can be calculated according to a simple procedure:
Measure the carbonate hardness of your aquarium water.
Read the pH value which corresponds to the desired CO2 content from the table. You should set this pH value +/- 0.1 by adjusting the number of bubbles accordingly. Example: Carbonate hardness 4 °d, recommended pH 6.8 +/- 0.1.
The procedure is even simpler with the DENNERLE CO2 long-term test Correct + pH.
$18.00Dymax Base Soil series decreases the hardness of the water and lower the pH level to the degree at which most aquatic plants can consume nutrients and comfortably grow. The soil granules maintain the shape and density underwater security good circulation of water oxygen through the substrate. With Dymax Base Soil, growing difficult plants become easier and it is ideal for fishes demanding soft water.
XStream-E Wave Pump
24V WAVE PUMP INCLUDING MINI CONTROLLER
CIRCULATION AND STREAM PUMP WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL
XSTREAM-E incorporates the new DC technology and is ideal to be used in advanced marine tanks to create the most natural waves. An adjustable flow rate and 4 pre-set timing programs embody all what is needed for any easy and professional aquarium care.
DETAILS: The controller features 5 LED lights indicating both speed and 4 pre-set timing programs: