The Acei Cichlid is from the Northwestern coast of Lake Malawi in Zambia, Africa. The Acei Cichlid has a long slender blue body with yellow fins which makes it an attractive fish for hobbyist to keep. There is little to no visible difference between a female and male Acei Cichlid. Some say you can tell that males have egg spots on the back edge of their anal fin.
The best environment for these fishes is a large aquarium that has a variety of caves and hiding places. You can use limestone, rocks or driftwood to even the clay pots for plants to mimick their natural habitat. Most fish hobbyists use an aragonite-based substrate which can help you maintain the proper PH and alkalinity levels.
Lighting for these fish should be low-light. For those who are interested in spawning, you should keep a male with at least 3 females.