Common Name Blue Johanni, Maingano
Scientific Name Melanchormis Cyaneorhabdos
Size 10cm / 4 inches
Origin Lake Malawi
Tank Setup Cichlid Setup
Temperature 22 – 28 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous, Vegtables, flakes and Vegtable based foods. They can be fed meaty food but too much.
Gender Males and females can look similar, but the differences are the females have a slightly lighter coloured belly and a shorter pelvic fins compared to the males. Also males grow a little bit bigger then the females.
Comments Can be a little bit more aggressive towards other Melanochromis species due to the similar patterns, also Mainganos are a beautiful fish and can bring nice colours to the tank.

It is a good community fish