Comman Name- Aurora cichlid.
These fish are endemic to Lake Malawi. They inhabit the lower rocky regions of Likoma island where the rocks meet the sandy substrate.
The Aurora cichlid are quite a popular species housed by many Malawi keepers. Like most of these cichlids they can show high levels of aggression so are not for complete novice fish keepers. Mature males reach an average length of up to 4 inches and will display a blue body colouration with yellow markings around the throat area. They are sometimes referred to as Pseudotropheus aurora but they are the same fish. They spend most of their time in the wild swimming on the lower edges of the rock formations and onto the edges of the sandy substrate.