Cynotilapia afra "Likoma" white top
Cynotilapia afra is a species with a lot of geographic varieties which can be found all around the lake. However, also in these different populations there exists a lot of difference in color patterns. It's possible to find territorial males within a range of a few meters with a white, black, orange or yellow dorsal fin.
They are living in the deeper rocky environments but also in intermediate zones from rocks to sand. All these variants have their own specific color pattern and also different trade names, like white top "Likoma" is one of them.
This white top variant is found at Likoma Island.
In the lake the males of these species can grow to 9 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 12 cm, females grow to about 9 cm.
Cynotilapia afra white top "Likoma" can behave intolerant against equal species but also to other inhabitants.
You can best keep this species with multiple females and a lot of hiding places in the aquarium.
In the lake they are feeding with plankton, but also algae from the rocks.
In the aquarium they are comfortable with any food. They take everything they get offered, like spirulina pellets, mysis, artemia, cyclops and shrimp-peas mix.
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