Bought this cichlid from a local aquarist, who was downsizing her tanks. She couldn't remember the species and stated that it's mate had died, as they breeded in the past. It is my current tank boss, just over 4" in length (very broad and thick). Your help is appreciated
My first thought was a Labidochromis X Metriaclima mix. Does look like a fat old Perlmutt but I don't know why the barring would look like that, he does seem bulky like a Zebra. If the barring never gets dark, that rules out Cynotilapia.