Located along the Tanzanian coast from Cape Kaiser to Lundu. Found in the deep, rocky habitat. Diet in the wild consists of algae taken from the rocks and plankton taken from the water column.
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.