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.