Male

female

 

Family: CICHLIDAE
Species:

Melanochromis auratus

Common Name:

Auratus

Size: 5 in (13 cm)
Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi. Occurs in the southern part of the lake.
Min Tank Size: 30 gallon larger is better.
Diet: Mostly herbivorous, will accept most prepared foods. include some plant material.
Behavior: Very aggressive.
Water: Temperature 72 to 80°F (22-27°C), pH range: 7.0 – 8.5; dH range: 10 – 15
Care: Easy
Communities: large Africans only.
Suitability: Not for beginners.
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