Name: Cynotilapia sp. "Mbamba" Nkhungu
Synonym: Cynotilapia sp. "black eastern"
Common name: Black Eastern
Location: Lake Malawi, Nkhungu Point, Mozambique
Adult size: 4 inches (10 cm)
Personal notes: One of the local fish club members made a trip to Africa and brought some black easterns back with him in 1998. He successfully bred them and I bought six of these F1 cichlids at a local club auction in 1999. I raised them in a single species 40 gallon tank. I wasn't successful breeding them so, after a few years, I sold all but the dominant male. This is the dominant male that I decided to keep and move to my 75 gallon tank. The females are very plain and not at all attractive. When stressed, the males loose their stripes and turn a gray/black but when in breeding dress are quite impressive.
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