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Otopharynx sp."heterodon nankhumba" Harbour

Otopharynx sp."heterodon nankhumba" is living in reasonable shallow water, in the intermediate zones from rocks to sand. They can be found around the peninsula Nankhumba in the southern part of the lake. These examples were found in the neighbourhood of Harbour Island, in front of the coast near Monkey bay.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 17 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow a little taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 19 cm, females grow to about 15 cm.

Otopharynx sp."heterodon nankhumba" 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 mainly feeding themselves with invertebrates which they find on the sand and on 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.