As the Fish of the Month for November, there will a bag of 8-9 x Aulonocara maulana "bi-color 500" around 5-8cm available at the PCS Meeting for auction. An instant breeding colony. These are special lots to raise money for Stuart Grant Fund for Cichlid Preservation and have kindly been donated by one of our PCS Members - Brenno71 (Brendon).
This species is from Africa: Lake Malawi. Only found in areas around Chitimba Bay.
Maximum length is around 5″ (13cm).
Order: Perciformes Family: Cichlidae
Aulonocara maulana is found in areas with scattered rocks on a sandy bottom, but it is limited to just Chitimba Bay.
Water Changes: Weekly - Water changes of 30% weekly are recommended.
Temperature: 78-82°F (25-27°C) pH: 7.8 - 8.6 Hardness: 10-25°H
Named after Alfred Maulana, one of Stuart Grant's dive team leaders, who discovered this population at Chitimba Bay, Malawi. It resides in the shallow, intermediate zone at a mere 16 feet.