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Aulonocara ethelwynnae
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Group Haplochromis
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Discovered By MEYER, RIEHL & ZETZSCHE 1987
Common Name "Northern Aulonocara", "Chitande Aulonocara"
Fish Size min 4" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 30 Gallons
Sexual Differences A striking species not often found in the hobby! Males develop a velvet blue throughout the fins with large yellow egg spots on the anal fin. The body remains mostly brown with some blue highlights in the face. Females remain brown/grey.
General Information Located from Ngara to Chilumba. Found mostly in intermediate areas. Diet in the wild consists of small crustaceans and insect larvae collected from the sand.

The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill or mysis and spirulina.

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