Sciaenochromis freyeri ‘Electric Blue Ahli’
Sciaenochromis freyeri, Electric Blue Ahli, is a peacock cichlid from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It is also known by the following names: Haplochromis ahli and Electric Blue Haplochromis. There is a S. ahli, which is apparently not this fish. Our strain is from a commercial source. We acquired the strain in 2003. Males often reach 15cm (6 in.). Females are considerably smaller. Males are colorful with blue faces and gill plates, gold bodies spangled with blue squiggles and marked with several vertical faint black bars and gold/orange unpaired fins. Females are drab brownish-gray fish with very faint black vertical bars on the bodies. This fish hails from Nkhomo Reef in Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.