03 9354 5843


Otopharynx Lithobates is a beautiful freshwater fish that can add vibrant color to your aquarium. They are Cichlid fish native to Lake Malawi, Africa. The Otopharynx Lithobates are relatively peaceful cichlid fish, ideal for housing together with other peaceful African cichlids. They could show some territrorial behaviours during spawning. Buy Live Fish and Live Aquarium Plants Online in Coburg Aquarium, shipped to your door.

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK.

Features of Otopharynx Lithobates:

  • Otopharynx Lithobatess are mouth brooding fish. The female keeps her eggs in her mouth for their entire gestation period
  • The male fish will display around his chosen spawning site, showing intense colour to entice females to mate with him
  • Its scientific name lithobates literally translates as “rock dweller”
  • The lifespan of this fish: 5-10 years


Otopharynx Lithobates: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Otopharynx Lithobates:

Otopharynx Lithobatess require a tank at minimum size of 160L. If you are planning on keeping a grouping of them together, you will need a much larger tank.

After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Otopharynx Lithobates Tank Mate Compatibility:

They will do well in group of one male with three females. Avoid having many male fish in one tank, it could lead to aggression.Ideally, it should be kept in a Lake Malawi biotope aquarium with fish such as peaceful Haps.

Otopharynx Lithobates Food :

Otopharynx Lithobatess will accept most foods offered but live and frozen varieties should form the bulk of the diet. Some good commercial food brands for this fish:

You can search more Otopharynx Lithobates food in our High Quality Fish Foods collections.

Otopharynx Lithobates Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Investing in a high-quality pump can ensure that the water in your take is constantly moving. Powerful filtration systems are a must too. Good brands to take:

Power head Brands:

Aquarium Heater

The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium plants are a good option to provide them places to play and explore. They will not damage vegetation, so your plants can thrive just fine. Make sure your aquarium plants can tolerate the hard water condition. Buy live Aquarium plants Online Click Here

Aquarium Decorations

To mimic their natural habitat, aquarium should contain piles of rocks,caves,but also leave with areas of open water. Add some flat stones to act as potential spawning sites. Our avaliable Ornaments:

Aquarium Substrate

Cover the bottom of the tank with a thick layer of fine sand.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

Other customers have purchased

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

Preferred Water Parameters :

Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.