Neolamprologus multifasciatus (Boulenger, 1906)
photo by Barberis, C.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 8; dH range: 15 - 25
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Shell-dweller; each individual has its own shell. Congregates in large groups but stay as pairs in very small territories. Pairs have their shells very close together. Feeds on plankton that slowly pass by above the colony (Ref. 7343).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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