Male and female are similar in appearance with dark blue in the head, body and fins with two light blue horizontal bars that traverse the body. Some light blue barring in the head and fins.
Mature males will tend to be larger with longer fins and darker coloration. A good candidate for venting.
Located between Mbako Point and Membe Point at Likoma Island. Found in the intermediate to rocky habitat. Diet in the wild consists mostly of Aufwuchs and plankton.
The aquarium should have plenty of rockwork to provide shelter, territorial markers and spawning sites. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food. Supplement with spirulina flake and frozen foods such as krill, brine or mysis.