The tretocephalus cichlid is sometimes referred to as the five banded or five barred cichlid. Breeders use this common name to distinguish the neolamprologus five bar from the six bar neolamprologus sexfasciatus. However the tretocephalus has a different color pattern as well. These Tanganyikan cichlids are prized for the bright white and blue pattern and their very active behavior in the fish tank.
Tetrocephalus is territorial but will tolerate other tanganyikan cichlids such as julidochromis and lamprologus species. In the wild the African cichlid feeds on small snails and clams, so they are great for snail population control. Not so great with desirable aquarium snails.
- Scientific Name: Neolamprologus tretocephalus
- Oigin: Lake Tanganyika
- Life Span: 10 years
- Max Size: 5 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen, snails
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 1/2 inch