Wild caught Melanochromis auratus male
Melanochromis auratus is yet another fish I have contemplated for a long time.
Written on 27-08-2018 21:18 by cab
Ever since I started out with cichlids from Lake Malawi, the M. auratus has been one of the mbunas I considered getting. It had a rumor as a real bully with a lot of females on it's conscience and until February 2005 that kept me from taking the leap.
Now I have taken it, and I have bought a wild caught pair from Cichlidecentret. The male is one of the most striking auratus males I have seen and the females is also very pretty. This is one of the characteristics the auratus has, namely that both the male and female is very colorful and with exceptional contrast.
They haven't made any signs of breeding and the male is neither particular aggressive nor very dominant. I hope they will spawn soon, so I have the possibility to broaden my experiences with them.
Cichlid, Lake Malawi mbuna
The male will normally take care of the fry for about a week after the first release.
Lake Malawi, Africa
Liine wrote at 2009-04-24 13:25:29
Den bedste fisk af alle dem jeg har:P
Reply from webmaster: Jeps, den er flot.