Located along the Mozambique coast south of Likoma Island down to Tumbi Point. Found in the shallow, intermediate habitat. Diet in the wild consists of aufwuchs taken from the rocks and in the sand.
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.