Name: Cynotilapia sp. "elongatus mbenji blue" (Likely an incorrect ID. See discussion below)
Synonym: Pseudotropheus elongatus "mbenji blue"
Location: Lake Malawi
Adult male size: 5 inches (12 cm)
Personal notes: Although he definitely looked like an elongatus type cichlid, I wasn't sure of the ID of this cichlid for quite awhile. I posted these pictures to the cichlid-forum and one of the members there suggested the Pseudotropheus elongatus "mbenji blue" found near Mbenji Island in Lake Malawi. Since this male is not exactly blue, I had my doubts. Then I found a picture in the Aqualog catalogue of mbuna and it sure does look like a dead on match. However, the more recent pictures on the internet tend to show a much different fish. This mbuna came with a used tank I bought and I was not really interested in keeping an elongatus, so I sold him at the next club auction.
A male elongatus type cichlid of unknown species.
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