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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus Aurora

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Lake Malawi

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Aurora Cichlid, Maylandia aurora, Pseudotropheus aurora, Metriaclima aurora



Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 26 ℃

pH: 7.5 - 8.5

GH: 12 - 30

Max size: 10 cm

Min Tank size: 200 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



Males are blue with yellow throat, operculum, belly, dorsal fin and pelvic fins. Males may or may not exhibit darker blue bands along the body. The caudal fin may or may not exhibit yellow as well. Females are drab and range from tan to bluish gray, banded with no yellow coloration.



Omnivorous, and prefer live food, they also take beef heart, Shrimp Mixes, and dry foods like flakes.



Aurora are maternal mouthbrooders. During spawning females place their eggs on the substrate and then turn around to collect them. As they do so they peck at the egg dummies on the anal fin of the male, causing him to release his sperm and fertilise the eggs in her mouth.


Compatible with

Other Lake Malawi mbuna, catfish of the genus Synodontis.



Should be maintained with a 1:4 or 2:7 ratio of males to females. Aggressive species.