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Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus goldhead" N`kolongwe

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus goldhead" is living in intermediate zones from rocks to sand and they can be found between Nkhungu Reef and N`kolongwe on the Mozambican coast. Mainly they can be found there alone or in small mixed groups of other cichlids. These examples were found in the neighbourhood of N`kolongwe.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 18 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow a little taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 20 cm, females grow to about 14 cm.

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus goldhead" 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 mainly take up their food from the substrate on the bottom however they are also attracted by whirled-up material. 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.