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Cichlids
Aulonocara baenschi
Aulonocara "eureka"
Aulonocara hueseri
Aulonocara jocobfreibergi
Aulonocara sp."lwanda"
Aulonocara "ruby red"
Aulonocara "orange blotch"
Aulonocara rostratum
Aulonocara stuartgranti

Champsochromis caeruleus

Copadichromis azureus
Copadichromis sp. "azureus whitehead"
Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis sp. "mloto likoma"
Copadichromis sp. "virginalis gold"

Cynotilapia afra

Cyrtocara moorii

Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Dimidiochromis strigatus

Fossorochromis rostratus

Iodotropheus sprengerae

Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Labeotropheus trewavasae

Labidochromis caeruleus
Labidochromis sp. "caeruleus purple longnose"
Labidochromis sp. "perlmutt"

Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Melanochromis johannii

Metriaclima aurora
Metriaclima barlowi
Metriaclima callainos
Metriaclima estherae
Metriaclima fainzilberi
Metriaclima greshakei
Metriaclima hajomaylandi
Metriaclima lombardoi
Metriaclima mbenji
Metriaclima sp. "msobo"
Metriaclima zebra

Nimbochromis livingstonii
Nimbochromis polystigma
Nimbochromis venustus

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette"
Otopharynx lithobates

Placidochromis electra
Placidochromis sp."electra superior"
Placidochromis milomo
Placidochromis sp."phenochilus tanzania"

Protomelas sp."mbenji thick lips"
Protomelas ornatus
Protomelas sp."spilonotus tanzania"
Protomelas sp."steveni taiwan"
Protomelas taeniolatus

Pseudotropheus crabro
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pseudotropheus sp. "demasoni mozambique"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus mpanga"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ornatus"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ruarwe"
Pseudotropheus sp. "flameback"
Pseudotropheus flavus
Pseudotropheus sp. "perspicax orange cap"
Pseudotropheus sp. "polit"
Pseudotropheus pulpican
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus socolofi

Sciaenochromis fryeri


Tropheops sp."red cheek"

Tyrannochromis macrostoma

Facts
Lake Malawi map - northern part
Lake Malawi map - southern part

 

 

 


Aulonocara stuartgranti
MEYER & RIEHL, 1985


Photo © Michael Persson
Aulonocara stuartgranti male from Cóbuè, Moçambique.

Trade names and synonyms
Chilumba Aulonocara, Flavescent peacock, Ngara Aulonocara, Usisya Aulonocara, Aulonocara blue neon, Aulonocara new yellow, Aulonocara red flush, Cóbuè Aulonocara, Aulonocara steveni, Aulonocara Nyassae, Aulonocara yellow Tanzania, Aulonocara maulana, Aulonocara 500, Aulonocara hansbaenschi.

Size
10-12 cm (4-5 in.), females a bit smaller.

Food
Shrimpmix.

Aquarium
At least 300 litres (65 gal.).

Habitat
This species is found in the intermediate zone between rocky and sandy floors at a depth between 10-25 metres (33-82 ft.).

Breeding
Fairly easy to spawn.

General
Aulonocara stuartgranti is living in schools. The species has got it's name from the cichlidexporter Stuart Grant in Malawi. It is a nice and beautiful cichlid that don't like too lively company in the tank. There are many local variants with different colourations.

Distribution
Found between Chizi Point and Ngara at the northwest coast. At the east coast it is represented from Ruhuhu river in the north all the way down to the border between Moçambique and Malawi in the south.


Photo © Michael Persson
Aulonocara stuartgranti "maulana" male from Chitimba Bay, Malawi.

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