Woops - bought 2 more today. A large brownish one with a bit of purple on the fins and a vertically striped one with slight blue flush on cheeks. All 4 seem to get on well and I think they would eat until they ruptured their stomachs if the food was there. Judging from the half-eaten carcasses flaoting about in their tank at wal-mart I don't think they were being fed often.....
I notice that this site is set up in the same format as lovemybus.com, a vw site that I frequent daily, so creating an account in order to post was no sweat - on the other hand, the aforementioned website does not require a visitor to create an account to post. There is a 'members only ' section for more personal postings between people that know each other well on the site.
I like how easy it is to post pics on this format.
I grew up in west africa and have been back over here in the usa for awhile now, have married and have 4 kids. When I aquired a free fishtank recently, I went ahead and got it set up. I have had many tanks and setups in the past, and my favorite had always been gouramis - this time the allure of the african cichlid got the better of me and I bought 2 today (despite the certain wrath of my wife for spending too much). I know practically nothing about them except that they are aggressive and hardy. It's nice to have a bit of home(africa) swimming around in my fishtank. One is yellow, the other blue - both have horizontal stripes.
Some of my other hobbys include air-cooled vw's(I have a '73 camper) and my collection of african butterflies. I currently live in tallahassee fl.