The best part of P. cf williamsi is the stunning colors of mature males. The body and fins develop a deep golden hue, with accents of dark blue and black present prominently in the caudal fin. The namesake blue lips provide an interesting and almost comical contrast to the face, giving this bulky species an endearing look that is sure to delight aquarists. Females, as tends to be the case, are duller, with a silvery-grey body and two rows of dark spots running lengthwise. Fully grown, this is a beastly cichlid, topping out at over six inches in length. This might not sound all that impressive, but in a tank full of African cichlids, the Blue Lip Cichlid will invariably be high on the pecking order. This necessitates an appropriately large aquarium filled densely with large rocks. This replicates the natural environs from which it comes and provides some much needed cover for any tankmates subject to its fishy wrath.


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Scientific name Common Name Size Temperament
Pseudotropheus sp. Williamsi North Williamsi Blue Lips 150mm Aggressive
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank size Diet
 24-28oC 7.5 - 8.6 400 liters omnivore