Above: A mouthbrooding female Pseudotropheus socolofi from Thumbi West Island, photographed in an aquarium. This popular rocky shore cichlid, currently one of the staples of pet stores in the USA, is sometimes called the Powder Blue cichlid or Pseudotropheus "pindani" (although this was never a valid scientific name). A better photo by Marcelo Casacuberta, at Cichlid Room Companion, is available here.
According to FishBase, P. socolofi "[i]nhabits shallow areas, mostly over sand but territorial males stay close to rocks. Feeds from the biocover on the rock and sand."
Photo from Plate 8f of
Ribbink et al., 1983;
reproduced by permission of the
Zoological Society of Southern Africa.
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