Lemon Cichlid Orange - Lamprologus leleupi

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Lemon Cichlid Orange - Lamprologus leleupi

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The Lemon Cichlid (Lamprologus leleupi Orange) is also known as the Leleupi Cichlid or the Gold Leleupi Cichlid.

Scientific Name:

Lamprologus leleupi Orange

Approximate purchase size:


All Pond Solutions will always endeavor to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible.  Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible.  Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.

How easy are they to care for?

Once the appropriate water and tank conditions are established for this fish they are moderately easy to care for as long as they are fed live food. A minimum aquarium size of 20 gallons is recommended for one fish or a pair. Weekly water changes of 10 – 20% are required for this fish.

How large can they grow?

Up to 10cm

Where in the world are they from?

Lake Tanganyika in Africa

What is the ideal number to keep together?

This species is often found alone and doesn’t require to be kept in a pair, so it can be part of a larget community aquarium.

What water conditions do they require?

The water temperature should be between 23.3 – 26.1°C and a pH level of 7.8 – 9.

What should you feed them?

Lemon Cichlids are carnivorous and need to eat live foods as part of their diet. Flakes, Pellets, fishes, shrimps and worms are appropriate.

How compatible are they with other fish?

They are more peaceful than other Cichlids but will be aggressive to their own kind. They can be kept in a small species tank or in a large aquarium as long as they have their own space to occupy.

Can they be bred in captivity?

Lemon Cichlids are egg layers, they will shelter and lay their eggs for the male to fertilize. Water temperatures should be between 25-30 for successful breeding, and the tank must have plenty of caves and rocks for the fish to hide. Fry can eat brine shrimp and crushed flakes.