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N. multifasciatus are a fascinating shell dweller found only in Lake Tanganyika. They are the smallest known cichlid known to man and have the most interesting behavior, constantly digging and organizing their home. They prefer a sandy substrate and need at least one shell per individual. A pile of shells is preferred. Empty Neothauma shells, a type of  shell from a snail found in Lake Tanganyika is what they use in the wild, but escargot shells work as well. Once paired up, they will lay 20 or more eggs inside their shells. Multies are amazing parents and will defend their fry aggressively against larger cichlids who get too close to their fry.

This species is very delicate and can only be shipped to locations where overnight shipping is available. Rural areas must ship via UPS overnight, no exceptions. Please contact first if you are in a rural area, or not sure.

Shipping Size: 1" (Mixed Sexes)

Scientific Name: Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Common Name: Multies
Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Diet: Carnivore
PH: 7.6-8.6
Temperature: 76-82F
Maximum size: ~1.5" Males, ~1" Females

Recommended tank size: 20 gallons
Recommended breeding colony: A breeding pair is enough, but starting with at least a colony of 6-8 of mixed sexes is best 
Difficulty: 2 (1-5 with 1 easiest) 
Breeding Method: Substrate spawner
Breeding Difficulty: 3

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Neolamprologus multifasciatus

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