Males have a blue face, yellow shoulder black dorsal fin with a thin upper white line, hint of yellow in the tail with a black edge on the rear of the tail and numerous yellow egg spots on the anal fin. This fish is slow to color and may not show full color to 4.5 to 5" See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF7hkt6vGrk

These fish are occasionally available on my special order lists and may be brought into stock in 3-3.75" or larger Males. 

Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. 

Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

Base Price is for a 3" Part Color Male 

See https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=89 when I am ordering from my wholesaler. 

This fish does not ship well in colder weather when heat packs are necessary. During that time of year, they are local pickup only. 

These fish are occasionally available through a special order list. I hope to bring some smaller ones in to grow more of them out due to their popularity.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter in your account (Name, Address, Phone number for shipping purposes) to know when these fish are available.  


Profile Specs
Scientific Name Lethrinops sp. Mbawa
Common Name(s) Mbawa Blank Fin
Habitat Sandy areas
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth Brooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size 5"
Temperature 78 to 82 F
pH 7.8 to 8.6

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Lethrinops sp. Mbawa

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