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Maylandia aurora
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Group Mbuna
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Discovered By BURGESS 1976
Fish Size min 4" - max 4" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located at Likoma Island and at Thumbi West Island. Found in shallow water in the intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists of algae taken from the rocks.

The aquarium should have plenty of rockwork to provide shelter, territorial markers and spawning sites. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food. Supplement with spirulina flake.






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