Maylandia aurora

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 11 cm - 4.3"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
Very intolerant fish to species of their own kind and to other species as well.  The aquarium should be set up with stones and rocks to create crevices and caves because they need hiding places.  You should keep one male together with several females.  You also can use plants for decoration.  The substrate should be sandy.

They are omnivorous but they prefer live food. Beefheart and large flakes of dry food are accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  40-70 eggs are laid.  The female takes the eggs in the mouth immediately.  They are fertilized by the male using the dummy egg method.  After about three weeks the young fishes are released.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.


Photo Credit

Jason Selong

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