Placidochromis sp. "Electra superior"
One of the most splendid looking
species from Lake Malawi is this new discovery from extremely
deep water at Mandalawi. Males have a really strong yellow to
orange coloration with very dark features on chest and belly.
Fins are all bright yellow, with a black trim in dorsal fin and
black edges in tail fin. Head is bright metallic blue. Females
are light beige with yellow ventral fins.
Metriaclima sp. "Deep water"
Also from the deepest region of Mandalawi comes this slender
mbuna with a black and neon blue coloration. Tail fin is yellow
as well as the trim in dorsal fin.
Another population of this species exist at Sambia Reef and another
one at Chuwa. Both of those two populations are very small and
specimens from them have never been exported.