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Pseudotropheus aurora

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Pseudotropheus / Maylandia / Metriaclima

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £9.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8.0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

Pseudotropheus aurora (Aurora Cichlid)

Males are turquoise with yellow-orange on across the face, throat, and ventral surface. The females are grey-brown. Formerly included in the genus Pseudotropheus, the species is know included in the genus Maylandia instead, though a few taxonomists consider that name a nomen nudum, preferring instead another genus, Metriaclima.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Highly territorial and very aggressive, this is a lively, outgoing species that does well in aquaria. Males are best kept singly with large numbers of females. Feeds on plankton, aufwuchs, and small invertebrates. A mixed diet of prepared and green foods is recommended for success in captivity.

Easy to breed. Females are mouthbrooders. Eggs are deposited on the ground and then picked up by the female, who buffets the egg spots on the male's anal fin. This causes him to release his sperm, fertlising the eggs. The eggs are incubated for 2-3 weeks, and then the fry held by the females for a few more days after that. Brood size is around 60 eggs. The free-swimming fry are easily reared on algae and finely powdered flake food. All species and varieties of Maylandia cross breed with one another, so they are all best kept separately.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Africa: Lake Malawi
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 10-15 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5