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Otopharynx spelaeotes

Otopharynx spelaeotes (formerly known as Otopharynx sp."cave") is a cave living species. They can be found along the rocky coasts in the biggest part of the northern half of the lake.

In the lake the males of these species can grow to 20 cm, in the aquarium however they can grow a little taller because of a good feeding. The males can then grow to about 22 cm, females grow to about 16 cm.

Otopharynx spelaeotes 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 seeking the sand and eat faeces of other, mainly vegetation eating, fish.
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.