Scientific Name(s): Pseudotropheus lombardoi, Pseudotropheus liliancinius, P. kennyi
Common Name(s): Kenyi, Blue Kenyi, Kenyi Cichlid, Kenyii, Kennyi
Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi
Maximum Size: 5 inches
Life Span: 10 years
Natural Habitat: Lake Malawi
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
Tank Region: All over
Possible Tank Mates: Other aggressive african cichlids or synodontis catfish
Description: The Kenyi is a rather aggressive cichlid from Lake Malawi in Africa. It is very bright blue as a juvenile. As they mature, the females become more of a pale blue and the males become bright yellow. At every stage of development Kennyis have numerous black vertical bars.
Temperature Range 72°F - 82°F
pH Range 7.8 - 8.6
Hardness 10° - 20°
Just one of several sites that say the same thing.I have never owned a kenyi and I am hesitant to do so because of the many write ups I have read and the advice of many experienced cichlid keepers on this site.I have a 143 gal
tank but still I am hesitant of this aggressive fish.