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Otopharynx sp."golden blueface"

Otopharynx sp."golden blueface" is living above the sandbottom in the neighbourhood of the intermediate zones from rocks to sand. They can be found in the northeastern part of Lake Malawi between Ikombe and Lumbila.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 10 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow a little taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 12 cm, females grow to about 10 cm.

Otopharynx sp."golden blueface" is in common a real peaceful cichlid. You can keep this species best with other peaceful species and multiple females in a large tank with some places to hide.

In the lake they are mainly feeding themselves with invertebrates which they find on the sandbottoms and 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.