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Lamprologus Occelatus Gold

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A very colorful and popular shell-dwelling cichlid found in Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, the Gold Ocellatus makes for a unique display fish due to their vivid gold coloration and bold, fascinating behavior. In the wild, these dwarf cichlids inhabit dense fields of empty snail shells at the bottom of the lake, where each fish will stake a territory in an individual shell and defend it from others. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable but prefer alkaline water and should be provided with shells or similar structure for them to establish territories in. Lamprologus ocellatus is a species of shell dwelling cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is a popular aquarium fish due to its small size, appearance, and intelligence