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Aulonocara hueseri
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By MEYER, RIEHL & ZETZSCHE 1987
Common Name "Night" "White Top" "Auditor"
Fish Size min 4" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 30 Gallons
Sexual Differences Male develops blue throughout head and top part of body. Rest of body is mostly yellow. Dorsal fin is mostly black with some blue and yellow speckles. Caudal fin has many yellow and blue speckles. Pelvic and anal fin is mostly yellow with a dark outline. Females are grey/brown.
General Information Endemic to Likoma Island. Found in the sandy intermediate zone. Diet in the wild consists of microinvertebrates found in the sand.

The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill or mysis.

Keep one male to several females, do not keep with other Aulonocara species as hybridization can occur.






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