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Cynotilapia afra 'Mbenji' (Cynotilapia mbenji)

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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
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Around 12 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5