Size up to 11 cm. Auratus lives in Lake Malawi, South Africa. Male Auratus has black lower body, female yellowish.
Fish contain in large aquariums with a variety of cracks and shelters. Males are aggressive, especially to their brethren, therefore it is better to keep one male and several females in the aquarium. However, the proximity to the auratus of a large number of fish of other species reduces its aggressiveness.
Like all representatives of African cichlids, auratusi do not tolerate changes in the aquarium. Usually the introduction or removal of shelter ends in a fight.
Fish feed on any live and dry food, but the main part of the diet should be vegetable food. Water for keeping and dilution: GH above 10 °; pH over 7.0; t 22-26 ° C.
Mandatory filtration of water. Bred auratusov in the same aquarium, where they contain.
The calf is harvested by the female in her mouth. At this time, it is easy to distinguish by sagging goiter. The female usually hides in a shelter, along with which she needs to be transferred to the outhouse.
During the incubation of eggs, which lasts 22-26 days, the female is not fed. She releases formed fry.
Starter feed – Artemia and small cyclop.
Buy Auratus you can in a specialized nursery. The price of Auratus fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Auratus can be found in the species and breeds section.