Tanganyika Cichlids Shell Dwellers


How to set up an Tanganyikan Cichlid Tank – Shell Dwellers


Tanganyika Buffer - 2.2 lb.


Tanganyika Buffer – 2.2 lb.


$18.17


Tanganyika Buffer is a blend of carbonate salts used to enhance the natural environment for cichlids. This is done by increasing the hardness; buffer capacity; and the pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 9.2-9.4. Treats up to 6400 gallons of water.

Tanganyika Buffer - 8.8 oz.


Tanganyika Buffer – 8.8 oz.


$5.88


Tanganyika Buffer is a blend of carbonate salts used to enhance the natural environment for cichlids. This is done by increasing the hardness; buffer capacity; and the pH. It is formulated to maintain a pH of 9.2-9.4. Treats between 500-1000 gallons of water.

API Buffer Max for Cichlids 8.84 oz


API Buffer Max for Cichlids 8.84 oz


$9.79


API(R) Buffer Max Cichlid™ Made with the right blend of ingredients, the API Buffer Max for Cichlids comes in an 8.84 oz dose and is an ideal aquarium medicine to produce natural ph in the fresh water pond. It is specially formulated to recreate Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika like environment in the fresh water pond. Features: Made in the USA Recreates the natural pH and alkalinity (KH) of lake Tanganyika, lake Malawi and lake Victoria Unique ingredients Item Specifications: Size: 8.8 oz: (240 g) Treats up to 890 gallons (3,369 L) Purpose and Benefits: Recreates the natural pH and alkalinity (KH) of lake Tanganyika, lake Malawi and lake Victoria. Buffer Max Cichlid™ contains a special blend of carbonates, bicarbonates, and borates that will increase KH and maintain the pH between 7.8 and 8.8. Buffer Max Cichlid™ is in a free flowing powder form and is sold with its own measuring scoop for more convenience

Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment 500 gm


Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment 500 gm


$13.49


Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment The Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment is a great blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of Cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and pH of the water. Features: Designed d to maintain a pH of 9.0-9.4 For optimum replication of the Tanganyikan environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt™ and Cichlid Trace™ Safe for your pets Use 10 mL for every 40 L (10 gallons*) until desired pH is attained, thereafter use as required Check pH after each dose to be sure you do not exceed your desired pH Item Specifications: Size: 500gm, 1 Kilo, 4 Kilo

Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment 1 Kilo


Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment 1 Kilo


$21.99


Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment The Seachem Tanganyika Buffer Water Treatment is a great blend of carbonate salts designed to enhance the natural environment of Cichlids by increasing hardness, buffer capacity, and pH of the water. Features: Designed d to maintain a pH of 9.0-9.4 For optimum replication of the Tanganyikan environment, use with Cichlid Lake Salt™ and Cichlid Trace™ Safe for your pets Use 10 mL for every 40 L (10 gallons*) until desired pH is attained, thereafter use as required Check pH after each dose to be sure you do not exceed your desired pH Item Specifications: Size: 500gm, 1 Kilo, 4 Kilo

Princess of Burundi - Neolamprologus brichardi


Princess of Burundi – Neolamprologus brichardi


$8.99


The Princess of Burundi; Neolamprologus brichardi ; features a dusky gray or tan colored body; and blue-violet markings on the face. Their elongated fins have fine white tips. Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the Frontosa’s from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny Lamps and Julies. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids include goby-like bottom-dwellers and fish known to sift through mouthfuls of substrate. Many regional variants exist in these groups. The water chemistry in the African rift lakes is notoriously unique. Lake Tanganyika is particularly hard with a very high pH; although many fish that have been ca(more…)

Seven Stripe Frontosa - Cyphotilapia frontosa - Juvenile


Seven Stripe Frontosa – Cyphotilapia frontosa – Juvenile


$24.99


Cyphotilapia frontosa ; the closely related Cyphotilapia gibberosa and their variants are some of the most popular and largest of the Tanganyikan cichlids. They can grow up to a foot in length and are best kept in groups so a large tank is required into adulthood. They hunt smaller fish at night and should not be kept with very small fish; they are best kept in a species-only tank with others of their own kind (including their own regional variant to avoid crossbreeding). Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the Frontosa’s from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny Lamps and Julies. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids in(more…)

Neolamprologus buescheri - Mbita variant


Neolamprologus buescheri – Mbita variant


$24.99


The Neolamprologus buescheri is a slender; reclusive fish often found hiding in caves and under overhangs. They have pointed mouths and dark horizontal stripes with tan or blue base colors. Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the �Frontosa’s� from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny �Lamps� and �Julies�. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids include goby-like bottom-dwellers and fish known to sift through mouthfuls of substrate. Many regional variants exist in these groups. The water chemistry in the African rift lakes is notoriously unique. Lake Tanganyika is particularly hard with a very high pH; although many fish that have been captive-bred may be acclimated to more moderate conditions similar to those in Lake Victoria or Lake Malawi. As many Tanganyikan cichlids are sensitive to water quality and changes in water quality; make sure conditions are stable. Decor for a Tanganyikan aquarium should provide rockwork for the cichlids to hide in and around and can be created using tufa rock or lava rock. As most species sift through the substrate; open areas should also be provided. Tanks housing open-water or larger species should be more sparsely decorated. The substrate for these aquariums should be fine and smooth-edged; whitish coral sand or black buffered substrate is popular. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums. Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquarium staff on African cichlids and many other topics!

Sunflower Cichlid - Neolamprologus helianthus


Sunflower Cichlid – Neolamprologus helianthus


$14.99


The Sunflower Cichlid ( Neolamprologus helianthus ) is a brilliant orange-gold fish with elongated finnage tipped in white. A dark brown streak extends horizontally back from each eye; joining with a vertical streak at the edge of the gill covers. It can be quite aggressive toward its tankmates; especially if its spawning time! Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the �Frontosa’s� from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny �Lamps� and �Julies�. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids include goby-like bottom-dwellers and fish known to sift through mouthfuls of substrate. Many regional variants exist in these groups. The water chemistry in the African rift lakes is notoriously unique. Lake Tanganyika is particularly hard with a very high pH; although many fish that have been captive-bred may be acclimated to more moderate conditions similar to those in Lake Victoria or Lake Malawi. As many Tanganyikan cichlids are sensitive to water quality and changes in water quality; make sure conditions are stable. Decor for a Tanganyikan aquarium should provide rockwork for the cichlids to hide in and around and can be created using tufa rock or lava rock. As most species sift through the substrate; open areas should also be provided. Tanks housing open-water or larger species should be more sparsely decorated. The substrate for these aquariums should be fine and smooth-edged; whitish coral sand or black buffered substrate is popular. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums. Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquarium staff on African cichlids and many other topics!

Albino Princess of Burundi - Neolamprologus brichardi


Albino Princess of Burundi – Neolamprologus brichardi


$14.99


The Albino Princess of Burundi; Neolamprologus brichardi ; features a white body; and pale orange and iridescent markings on the face. Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika can be divided into several main varieties. Some of the most popular are the shell-dwellers and torpedo-like bottom-dwellers from the genera Lamprologus ; Neolamprologus ; Altolamprologus and Julidochromis . These fish are very similar and the sceintific classification of some; especially the Neo/Alto/Lamprologus cichlids; have been reclassified often in recent years. Cichlids from the Cyprichromis and Paracyprichromis genera are open-water sardine-like fish usually found in schools in their native lake. Tropheus cichlids and the �Frontosa’s� from genus Cyphotilapia are popular large cichlids that seem beastly in comparison to the tiny �Lamps� and �Julies�. Other types of Tanganyikan cichlids include goby-like bottom-dwellers and fish known to sift through mouthfuls of substrate. Many regional variants exist in these groups. The water chemistry in the African rift lakes is notoriously unique. Lake Tanganyika is particularly hard with a very high pH; although many fish that have been captive-bred may be acclimated to more moderate conditions similar to those in Lake Victoria or Lake Malawi. As many Tanganyikan cichlids are sensitive to water quality and changes in water quality; make sure conditions are stable. Decor for a Tanganyikan aquarium should provide rockwork for the cichlids to hide in and around and can be created using tufa rock or lava rock. As most species sift through the substrate; open areas should also be provided. Tanks housing open-water or larger species should be more sparsely decorated. The substrate for these aquariums should be fine and smooth-edged; whitish coral sand or black buffered substrate is popular. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums. Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquarium staff on African cichlids and many other topics!
Thomas Riggson posted at 2013-9-7 Category: Freshwater Aquarium

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