Name: Cynotilapia sp. "lion" (undescribed)
Synonym: Cynotilapia sp. "Lions Cove"
Common name: Lions Cove Afra
Location: Near Lions Cove in Lake Malawi
Adult size: 3 1/2 inches (9 cm)
Personal notes: Cynotilapia sp. "Lions Cove" is a dwarf mbuna. The males are much more colorful than the females. They are a moderately aggressive cichlid that attains a size of only about 3.5 inches (9 cm) but they can hold their own against some larger mbuna.
The two pictures above are of a 2 inch juvenile male Cynotilapia sp. "lions cove". Note that while the body is yellow and brown striped, the fins are dark blue and white striped with a bright yellow tips on the dorsal fins. Lions Cove is the same location where the popular yellow lab can be found. This Cynotilapia came with a used tank that I bought. I only kept him for about six months and then sold him to another hobbyest.
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