Common Name Auratus, Malawi Golden Cichlid, Albino Auratus
Scientific Name Melanochromis Auratus
Size 12 cm
Origin Southern Western Shores of Lake Malawi
Tank Setup Cichlid Setup
Temperature 22 – 26 degrees
Feeding They prefer a standard Mbuna diet, consisting of african cichlid flakes or pellets, and fresh vegtables like peas and lettuce.
Gender Males are larger then the females and has more black colouring and has yellow dummy eggs on his anal fin.
Comments They are one of the first cichlids ever introduce and imported. They are also a very aggressive breed of cichlid. They can live with many other cichlids.