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Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus mara" Mara Point

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus mara" is living in intermediate zones from rocks to sand and they can be found between Cobwe and Mara Point on the Mozambican coast. These examples were found in the neighbourhood of Mara Point.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 16 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow a little taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 18 cm, females grow to about 14 cm.

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus mara" 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 mainly with plankton in open water but they always stay in the vicinity of the bottom or 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.