Scientific Name: Melanochromis interruptus
Pronunciation: Melen-o-chro-mis in-ter-rupt-us
Trade Name(s): None
Distribution: Southwest Chizumulu
Habitat: Rocky Area's
Diet: Aufwuchs, Invertebrates
Sexing: Males are dark blue/black with light blue dots & stripes through the body.
Females are yellow/ orange
Maximum Size: 12cm
Temperature: 24 to 26c
pH: 7.5 to 9.0
Water Hardness: 300-400ppm
Availability: Available in Oz
Comments: One of the best Melanochromis IMO, they are easy to breed, Look great in a display tank and aren't overly agro. They will also breed with out changing to the Male adult coloration.
Page # Malawi Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat Vol 4: 111
Retail Value: $15 - $20 @ 4-5cm