At the present time, all three scientific names above are in use for species that, like the impressive Aurora Cichlid, form part of the so-called zebra complex, which includes the Zebra Cichlid (Metriadima zebra) and Kennyi Mbuna (Pseudotropheus Iombardoi). Until the matter is resolved, and for some time to come, both the Aurora Cichlid and the other members of the complex will therefore continue to appear under a variety of names in aquarium literature.
Water lilies are among the most attractive of all pond plants and relatively easy to keep. They help to maintain the water quality in the pond, because their roots absorb nitrates produced by the decomposition of fish feces. A mat of lily leaves on the pond’s surface will reduce the amount of sunlight entering the water, protecting the fish from sunburn and restricting algal growth. It will also enable the fish to dart out of sight when a predator’s shadow darkens the pond. Do not plant tropical lilies in water that is below 75°F (24°C); otherwise, they may not grow but simply remain dormant or even rot.