Auratus Cichlid (Melanochromis Auratus)
Auratus Cichlid Gallery
Mbuna translates to rock dwelling fish, in the picture Auratus cichlid is hiding between the rocks.
Auratus is also know as Golden Mbuna due to bright golden coloration on its body.
Auratus can be kept in a community tank with same species or a mixed african cichlid tank.
Juvenile Auratus are not as aggressive as fully grown, however they do keep testing who is stronger & dominant.
There are 3 types of Auratus I know off, the other 2 are color morphs of Golden Auratus, this is a Albino Variant & the other one is Neon Blue Auratus.
Best aquarium decoration for mbuna is a Rock-scape; using lighter Porous Rocks helps to create escape routes, hiding spots & caves.
Golden Mbuna Cichlid, Golden Malawi cichlid, Auratus cichlid & Melanochromis auratus are few names for Auratus.
Auratus also know as Golden Mbuna are rock dwelling fish, Mbuna translates to rock fish.
Female Auratus caught Yawning.