|Endemic to Kande Island. Found in intermediate zones. Diet in the wild consists of small insect larvae and crustaceans.
The aquarium should have some rockwork but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine, krill or mysis.
This is a small peacock, very similar in appearance to A. maylandi.
Keep one male to several females, do not keep with other Aulonocara species as hybridization can occur.