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Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette"

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette" can only be found near Likoma Island and it`s living there in the intermediate zones from rocks to sand.

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 17 cm.

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette" 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 and with everything they are able to find in the water and the sand, except bestial food. 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.