Africa: Lake Tanganyika
Mouthbrooder, females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming.
Carnivorous. Eats all normal foods.
Part of a group of species known as Featherfins, this is a large species with many geographic variations. Keep in a group in a very large aquarium with large amounts of find sand (2mm or smaller) for the males to construct their sand castle nests. Males start to mature and colour up at 10-12cm.