Maylandia lombardoi or kenyi cichlid is a member of the mbuna family of cichlids from Malawi the word mbuna means rock which is were this cichlids habitat is in rocks or around them in Malawi.
In Aquarium Edit
Like other mbuna, these fish can be very aggressive and males may end up killing other tankmates. To prevent casualties, the aquarium should be spacious and rocky with several hiding places. It can be kept with other cichlids of Lake Malawi, preferably other mbuna with the similar level of aggressiveness. A single male should be kept with several females. When breeding, females hold the eggs and fry in their mouths for a few weeks before releasing the free-swimming fry. When alarmed, the fry regain entry to the female's mouth by direct contact.