Common Name: Bumblebee Cichlid, Hornet Cichlid, Chameleon Cichlid
Adult Size: 8 inches
Life Expectancy: 10 years
Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 76-82° F
pH Range: 7.8-8.6
Hardness Range: 10-15
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; feed high quality flakes, pellets, spirulina, and prepared cichlid foods.
Breeding & Spawning: Mouthbrooder that needs a harem.
Gender: Males are larger and have blue markings while the females are smaller and have yellow markings. Males can take on the female coloring, so look at size as well as the anal fin. Males will have two to four clearly pronounced egg spots, females will have a rounded anal fin and only one or two egg spots.