Difficulty:Intermediate Max Growth Size:12 cm Temperament:Territorial, keep with Rift Lake Cichlids Preferred Water Parameters: Temperature:23-27 degrees celsius pH Level: 7.5-8.5 General Hardness: Hard Range: Africa: Lake Malawi Diet: Omivorours. but does better with vegetables. Should not have too much protein and should have no fat. African cichlid flake or pellt foods are good as a staple, but the diet should be supplimented with fresh green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, peas or zucchi Reproduction: 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 Juveniles and females are blue , while males turn yellow at around 5cm.