The Curvicep is also known as a Dwarf Flag Cichlid and he Nkhomo-Benga Cichlid it grows to 8cm / 3 inches and has a turquoise to aqua colours on the bellyside. They also have distinctive aqua coloration on the dorsal fin. They can be kept with other Dwarf Cichlids and can be put in a community tanks with all the other favourites.


It is native to Lake Malawi in Africa. It is a member of the Cichlidae family, which includes a wide variety of freshwater fish known for their bright colours and territorial behaviour.

The Dwarf Flag Cichlid is a relatively small fish. It has a slender, streamlined body with a distinctive black and white striped pattern running along its sides. The fish’s head and fins are typically brightly coloured, with shades of red, orange, and yellow.

In the wild, the Dwarf Flag Cichlid is found in rocky areas of Lake Malawi, where it feeds on a variety of small invertebrates. In the aquarium, it will accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods.

The Dwarf Flag Cichlid is a popular choice for aquarists because of its  peaceful temperament. It is generally a good community fish and can be kept with other peaceful cichlids or with a variety of other fish species. However, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places and territories in the aquarium to prevent aggression and promote harmony among the fish.