Aulonocara ethelwynnae from Lake Malawi

Aulonocara ethelwynnae

Aulonocara ethelwynnae. Photo by Ad Konings

Found only around Chitende Island in northern Lake Malawi, Aulonocara ethelwynnae has been in the hobby for some time. Most often found under the common names that describe its collection point: Chitande Aulonocara and Northern Aulonocara. A. ethelwynnae inhabits the intermediate zone between rocky shores and sandy bottoms where it feeds on small crustaceans and insects. Usually not much large than 4 inches, this species isn’t as big as other Aulonocara.

Keeping Aulonocara ethelwynnae shouldn’t be much different than other Aulonocara species. A good size tank with a sandy bottom is recommended. Tankmates shouldn’t be too aggressive or nippy and a diet high in protein is best. One male to multiple females is the best ratio. To discuss A. ethelwynnae visit the Lake Malawi Species forum. Information on Aulonocara can be found in the library’s Peacock Corner.


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