Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest lake in the world. It is approx. 670km long and up to 80km wide (average width is 50km). The maximum depth of the lake is 1470m. It covers 32,900km2. It is surrounded by four countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Burundi. Only the top 200m of the lake are habitable to fish. The temperature in Lake Tanganyika ranges from about 23-28°C (73-82°F).  The pH ranges from 8.5-9.3.

Tanganyika cichlids I currently keep:

Julidochromis marlieri Telmatochromis vittatus 'Ndole Bay'

Formerly kept:

Altolamprologus compressiceps 'Sunset' Chalinochromis popelini (lyretail chalinochromis)
Cyprichromis leptosoma "Blue Flash" Lamprologus ornatipinnis
Lamprologus speciosus Neolamprologus brevis
Neolamprologus christyi Neolamprologus leleupi
Neolamprologus meleagris
Neolamprologus pulcher
Neolamprologus multifasciatus 


Last updated Feb. 21, 2009