Tanks should be outfitted in typical Malawi mbuna
fashion, looks of rock for hiding and establishing territories with driftwood. This species will accept all aquarium prepared foods but the primary source should include spirulina pellets and algae type wafers in their diet. Freeze dried krill and other African cichlid flakes can be offered. Some hobbyists recommend offering zucchini, spinach and peas in their diet. Avoid excess or high protein to preclude Malawi bloat.