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Adult males show a stunning deep metallic blue with silver flecks.  Females are silver-blue showing black vertical bars.  Juveniles are silver with back vertical bars.  Males will start to show the blue colour at around 2 inches and will start to get the silver flecks at about 4 inches in size.

I have found these fish to be peaceful in my 6 foot community tank, but to be aggressive in breeding, beating up the females and on occasion killing them.

General Care

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Origin Lake Malawi
Size Males up to 7 inches with females an inch or two smaller.
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