Name:   Labidochromis caeruleus "Nkhata Bay" (Fryer 1956)

Synonym:   

Common name:   White Lab

Location:    Near Nkhata Bay in Lake Malawi

Adult size:    4 1/2 inches (12 cm)

Diet:    insectivore

Labidochromis caeruleus from other locations can be yellow (Lions Cove), white with black stripes (Lundo Island), or white with a light hint of blue (Undu Point).

L caeruleus color varieties

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Personal notes:  This is the white color morph of Labidochromis caeruleus from around Nkhata Bay.

The "white lab" is a pure solid white in a strong light.  The above pictures are of two males.

In a darker light you can start to see hints of blue and a hint of yellow below the dorsal fins.  (My camera seems to enhance the blue for some reason.)

In some moods, the "white lab" will show some faint vertical barring.

 

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