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Otopharynx auromarginatus

Otopharynx auromarginatus can be found in sandy environments in the neighbourhood of intermediate zones from rocks to sand in the entire lake.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 25 cm, females stay smaller.

Otopharynx auromarginatus is in common a real peaceful cichlid. You can keep this species best with other peaceful species and multiple females in a tank with enough places to hide.

In the lake they are feeding themselves with everything they are able to find in the water and the sand.
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.