Lake Malawi: throughout the lake
Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised with first foods such as baby brine shrimp.
Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods.
Needs several hiding places. Females and juveniles are silvery with red fins, mature males are more colourful. A popular Malawi Cichlid.