The C. "Ndobhoi" has two vertical bands on the body that are broken up as an adult, which differentiates it from other Chalinochromis. The caudal fin is also slightly bent inwards, or partially forked.
They dine of small crustaceans, insect larvae, and other live food that live in the aufwuchs. In eating this food, they also ingest sediment algae and sand.
In the aquarium they can be fed on mysis shrimp, krill, flakes, pellets, mosquito larvae and artemia (brine shrimp)