A relatively peaceful, smaller growing cichlid. Will stock well as an individual in community tanks. More than one individual of this species in a tank, is best kept as a member of an established/compatible pair, as conspecific aggression is very high in the Flyer cichlid. Spawning coloration is dramatic, and quite beautiful in this species as the male and female will lose color, and become almost completely black and white, with the mid-flank region on down to the belly of this cichlid gone over completely to a near jet-black. Beware of stocking a spawning pair in 'mixed' species, community tanks! They are very protective - aggressive - parents. A six foot long tank is recommended as the minimum size for keeping this cichlid as spawning pairs, in community tanks. Stock with tank mates that are 'robust' and hardy in nature, but not so large in size they will just simply eat your pair!