Otopharynx Lithobates - Aristochromis Red Top
Average Adult Fish Size: 5”
Place of Origin: Lake Malawi, Zimbabwe
Feeding: mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, krill, High Quality Flake, High Quality Pellets
Temperament: Generally Peaceful, Conspecific Aggressive
The Lithobates is a "Hap" predator, which feeds mostly on crustaceans and insects and small fish. It is very similar in appearance and behavior to the Aulonocara peacocks, differing mostly in the shape of its head. They also differs in that they lack egg spots.
They are a peaceful Hap, being neither bothered or showing aggression toward other fish. Even among themselves, they are quite mild-mannered, only displaying brief flares of fin or a passing nip during spawning rituals. Males reach a length of 5", while females get up to about 4". This species tends to be grow rather slowly compared with other fish. Broods typically consist of 15-40 fry, which are 4mm when released.