I bought this colony of cichlids from a local club member, Pat, who had been trying to find homes for all the offspring she raised out. I do not know what it is about Lake Victoria – type cichlids. Either you are really into them or they are not the first fish that comes to mind when you are stocking a new tank. I am not sure why they are not more popular, because they are very pretty. Their color patterns are definitely unique. I cannot think of another group of cichlids with the same combination of primary colors and distinctive black markings. That is especially true for the dominant male of this colony. The colony consists of two males and four females in a 40-breeder aquarium. The tank is filtered with a Poret foam wall that is air driven.