Malawi Golden Cichlid (Melanochromis auratus)

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Remarks: The Malawi Golden Cichlid (Melanochromis auratus) can be quite aggressive. It is best to keep them with fish that do not resemble them in appearance. Females retain juvenile coloration of gold with two black stripes. Males turn dark purple with two white stripes.

Scientific Name: Melanochromis auratus

Common Name: Malawi Golden Cichlid

Max Size: 5"

pH: 7.5-8.4

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 74-82°

Aggressiveness: Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake food low in protein

Compatibility: Mbuna - Melanochromis, Pseudotropheus, Metriaclima

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