Scientific Name: Aristochromis christyi
Place of Origin: Lake Malawi
Adult Size: 12-13"
Description: Like the name implies, this is a predatory cichlid that grows to a large size. They have streamline body with a large head that helps them navigate the water and prey upon smaller cichlids. They are primarily blue in the face with a black line running down the body. The blue contrasts well with their yellow belly and red dorsal and anal fins.
Females and juveniles are sliver in color with a black line running down their body.
Tank Mate Compatibility: Other Haplochromis and Peacock Cichlids, Plecos and Cuckoo Catfish. Avoid Mbunas.