Origin and locale/variety: Ntekete--Mozambique, Lake Malawi, East Africa
Size: Adults are usually 5 to 6 inches in aquarium environment.
Sex differences: Males obtain a beautiful blue coloration with some fins trimmed in white and a wash of reddish color around the shoulder and chest. Females are silver/brown with hints of dark coloration and can develop white trim on fin edges.
Aquarium behavior: Aulonocara sp. "Red Flush" is a very undemanding cichlid. In the aquarium, they thrive in any almost any community set-up. It is one of the most peaceful peacock species, even when breeding. It also seems to stay much smaller than many other Aulonocara. The fish accepts most any environment that has gravel/sand, rocks, and even live plants.
Observed spawning habits: Males will display for female's attention. A male will normally put on an elaborate show for the female whenever and wherever he feels like it. Courting rituals are spontaneous and exciting. A. sp. "Red Flush" is a maternal mouthbrooder.