The maingano cichlid, also called the electric blue maingano, has reflective blue lateral colors. These cichlids are active swimmers and grow only to four inches, making them very suitable for the fish tank. Many believe this is fish is identical to the julie cichlid, but unlike julie cichlids the beautiful blue coloration is just as bold on the females, which is a quite unusual trait for African cichlids.
- Scientific Name: Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
- Origin: Lake Malawi
- Lifespan: 8 years
- Max Size: 4 inches
- Food: Flake, live, frozen
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 1/2 inches