Photo © Michael Persson
Metriaclima aurora male and females.
Trade names and synonyms
Pseudotropheus aurora, Maylandia aurora, Pseudotropheus penfoldi, Pseudotropheus lucerna.
Length about 10-12 cm (4-5 in.).
At least 300 litres.
Found in the shallow part of the intermediate zone between rocky and sandy floors at depths from 2 to 10 meters.
Easy to spawn like mbunas in common.
Metriaclima aurora is a nice coloured mbuna which is very popular and common in malawi tanks.
Found at several locations e.g. Likoma Island, Mara Point, Mbweca and Thumbi Point. Metriaclima aurora were also one of the first species that the cichlid exporter Peter Davies introduced at Cape Maclear where it nowadays have established a numerous population.