Neolamprologus brichardi (previously Lamprologus brichardi)
Common Names: Brichardi Cichlid, Fairy Cichlid, Lyretail Lamprologus Cichlid, Princess of Burundi.
Neolamprologus brichardi, was one of the first African cichlids imported for the aquarium hobby. This is a hardy cichlid with an enchanting, wispy appearance. Its light creamy body is adorned with a lyre shaped tail and fins tipped in white with long flowing filaments. A school of these beautiful fish makes an elegant display for both the novice and long time cichlid keeper.
This species has a laterally compressed body and a long caudal fin in the form of a lyre, which together convey an impression of slenderness. It’s a beautiful fish with a uniform beige coloration and distinct eye markings; it has two black spots behind and below the eyes, along with a third spot of yellow-orange. There are also highlights of metallic blue around the eyes and at the edge of the fins.
It can grow up to 4 inches in lenth.