Lake Tanganyika

The Lake Tanganyika is an over 10 million year old rift-valley lake in East-Africa and the second deepest lake in the world.

Natural habitat

Water conditions

  • Temperature: surface temp approx. 27-28 °C.  A bit color in deeper regions, where most cichlids live (approx. 23-24 °C)
  • pH: average 8.4
  • hard water
  • Conductance: about 600 µS
  • Oxygen Zone: down to approx. 200 m
  • Sight under water: up to 25 meter, cristal clear