Ophthalmotilapia nasuta (黃金提燈 / 5cm)


Endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It occurs on the northwestern coast between Kigoma and Halembe and down the southwestern coast and around the south of the lake from Isonga to Cape Kachese.

The aquarium should contain scattered piles of rocks arranged to form caves for with large areas of open water as O. nasuta requires a lot of space for its size. A sandy substrate and good biological filtration are essential. This species does not damage vegetation so plants can be used but are not essential, likewise driftwood pieces. If plants are to be used select hard water-tolerant species such as Anubias or Vallisneria.