The Acei cichlid, or yellow tail violet cichlid, is valued for its unique color pattern. The Acei cichlid has bright yellow fins and a violet blue body. The acei is a mbuna cichlid from Lake Malawi. In the wild these fish scrape algae from rocks near shorelines and in the aquarium these fish do need some veggies in the diet. The famed ichthyologist Dr. Charles Regan discovered the Acei cichlid in 1922 and the fish has been popular for cichlid tanks for nearly half a century.
- Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus acei
- Origin: Lake Malawi
- Lifespan: 8 years
- Max Size: 7 inches
- Food: Veggie pellets, Flake, spirulina, algae wafers
- Shipping Size: 2 to 5 inches