Anomalochromis thomasi (the below thomasi are the "Guinea-morph" of this species.)

Anomalochromis (formerly Hemichromis) thomasi is sometimes called the African Butterfly Cichlid or the Dwarf Jewel.  It is a pair-bonding, egg laying omnivore.  Although it comes from soft acidic water conditions, it tolerates harder water and higher water conditions quite well.  My males and female are identical looking.  The two (suspected) males should grow a bit larger and the lone female should get a more rounded belly and then I may be able to sex them.

These dwarf cichlids grow to only around 3 inches (7 or 8 cm) long.  They are from the rivers of Guinea in West Africa.

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see also:

http://www.thecichlidgallery.com/a.thomasi.htm

http://www.cichlidae.com/article.php?id=53

http://filaman.ifm-geomar.de/Country/CountrySpeciesSummary.cfm?Country=Sierra%2520Leone&Genus=Anomalochromis&Species=thomasi

http://www.sydneycichlid.com/old_scp/hemichromis.html