The Blue Ahli Cichlid;; Sometimes called Electric Blue Hap or Electric Blue Ahli are a popular aquarium fish. They originate from the African Lake Malawi and are one of the varieties of Haplochromis cichlids. This species starts life as a no-so-colorful gray fish. The females retain this gray color throughout their lives, but the male develop a striking blue coloration.
This beautiful Malawi cichlid has been called Sciaenochromis Ahli and currently Sciaenochromis fryeri in the trade. There are several color morphs of this species that is quite well distributed throughout the lake. Adults can reach eight inches in length but six inches is much more common. In nature they tend to be rather shy and feed by hiding out in rock formations and feasting on unsuspecting fry.