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Auratus Mbuna

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Scientific Name: Melanochromis auratus

Place of Origin: Lake Malawi

Adult Size: 4 - 5"

Temperament: Aggressive, especially conspecific.

Description: Males are black & brown with a yellow/gold stripe.  The dorsal fin is also brown & black with yellow/gold tips. Their tail fins have black spots.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Best to pair with other Mbunas, preferably ones of different species or dissimilar appearance. Can be put with Cuckoo Catfish.

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