I absolutely love this fish. I have had 3 in the past and have had bad luck, 1 died mysteriously after about a year. Another one must have been the only aggressive one in the world. It harassed the other one till it died then it start on the other fish. I had to take it back to the shop.
Now I have a new tank set up, I've resolved a nitrate problem I had and go myself two lovely keyhole Cichlids.they have have settled in nicely.
Does anyone know if the change in their colour or formation of the spot on the abdomen indicate specific moods.one of mine almost always has a thick dark vertical line down his body so you can't really see the spot. The other has the classic spot and normal colour for the rest of the body. Both seem happy enough eating and swimming around. Si I'm not worried, just intrigued.