Cichlid Forum: Profile Of Neolamprologus Pulcher

Neolamprologus pulcher (57740 bytes)

Neolamprologus pulcher “Daffodil” pictured. (56502 bytes)

Neolamprologus pulcher “Daffodil” young adults pictured.

  • Common Names: Daffodil.  This fish is often called a brichardi “Daffodil”.  This is inaccurate due to the fact that these two fish are different species.  The pulcher “Daffodil” has yellow in it’s fins and brichardi has blue grey fins.  You can also distinquish between these two species by looking at the markings on the gill cover.  The brichardi’s markings resemble a T shape and the  pulcher’s “Daffodil” markings resemble a  C shape.
  • Location Collected From: Kantalamba
  • Approximate Size: 3 – 3.5 inches without the tail counted.
  • Food: Not picky.  I have seen them scape algae off of rocks in their aquariums.  I have not tried pellet food with them though.
  • Water Conditions:  Tolerates a pH of 7.5 – 9 and a temperature range of 72 – 82 degrees F.
  • Breeding Behavior: Egglayer.  Like most egglayers they will aggressively defend their area and fry and like to spawn in caves or shells.  My breeding pair averaged 35 – 45 fry per spawn.  You can leave the fry in with the parents until the fry get to be about 1 inch in size.  Then the parents start chasing them.
  • Tankmates: I haven’t tried them with anything.   Mine paired off and stayed in their own tank. If kept as single sex they should do well with leleupi, transcriptus, and other similar sized species.    

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