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Otopharynx sp."heterodon longnose" Liuli

Otopharynx sp."heterodon longnose" is living in the intermediate zones from rocks to sand and it can be found in the neighbourhood of Hongi Island, Lundo Island, Liuli and Thumbi Point. This variant is found in the neighbourhood of Liuli.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 16 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 18 cm, females grow to about 13 cm.

Otopharynx sp."heterodon longnose" 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 enough places to hide.

In the lake they are eating everything they can find. 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.