Genus Paracyprichromis ( more precisely, its two species) lives in all parts of the lake. Their eggs, on the contrary to the genus Cyprichromis are fertilized in water before puting them into a throat follicle of a female. Both species are plankton eaters and they do better in aquarium conditions as they are fed with alive cyclops. Adult fish grow up to 10 cm of length.
P. nigripinnis – Its trade and well established name is „Blue Neon“ was derived from horizontal blue shining stripes on the red background of the fish body. Blue Neons go deeper into the sea than P. brieni, down to the depth of 40 mertes. Males live in caves, where they can stay in the belly up posiotion under the caves´ceiling for quite a long time. They defend their territories rather actively, too. Nowadays, their albino form can be quite often found in aquariums. This form needs the same breeding conditions as the red one. It generally tends to be more sensitive, however, as any other albinos do.
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis Blue Neon albino