Lavender mbuna

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Author: Gerard Delany

The Rusty cichlid, also known as the Lavender Mbuna, found amongst rocky habitats of Lake Malawi, Africa. The base colour is brown but when enticing a female or defending its territory it becomes a beautiful purple. The Rusty cichlid will do best in a cichlid community aquarium. More

Common names

Iodotropheus sprengerae in French (français)
Lavender mbuna in English
Mbuna in Nyanja
Ruostemalawinahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Rusty cichlid in English
施氏厚唇丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
施氏厚唇麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Iodotropheus
Species : Petrotilapia tridentiger
Authority : Oliver & Loiselle, 1972