Source: Copyright Colin Wise
Cynotilapia afra 'Mbenji' (Cynotilapia mbenji)
Males are powder-blue with dark blue vertical bands and a dark blue face. Pelvic, anal, and tail fins are dark blue. Prominent yellow egg spots on the anal fin.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Extremely aggressive and inveterate burrowers, these fish are beautiful but disruptive, and need to be kept either in a tank of their own or with other very robust species. They are very territorial and prefer to stay close to rocks. Maternal mouthbrooder.
|Family Group:||African Cichlids|
|Distribution||Lake Malawi, Africa|
|Size||Around 12 cm|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water essential|