|Located throughout the lake. Found over sandy habitats in shallow water. Diet in the wild consists of material that has been stirred up by other sand-sifting species.
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.
During spawning, the male will darken up and his blue will almost glow in appearance.