Medium-sized, deep bodied cichlid with a shiny, greenish-gold body colour and a distinctive black eye-spot on the gill covers. A series of dark blotches run along the midline of the flank from behind the eye to the base of the tail, almost forming a continuous band. A second, weaker series can be seen between the midline of the fish and the top of its body. Females are less strongly marked.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Little is known about this species since it is rarely imported. It is a biparental substrate spawner, and should be maintained in a similar way to kribensis.
|Family Group:||African Cichlids|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, provided extremes are avoided|
|Water PH||6.5 - 7.5|