General Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos is a rather new cichlid in the hobby. It is commonly found by the trading name Mel. sp. "maingano". Both males and females have the same nice colouration and it had become a very popular cichlid in malawi tanks. It should not be kept together with other Melanochromis because they see other along-stripped cichlid as a threat and could get rather aggressive. There is also a risk of crossbreeding when you are mixing different species from this genus.
Found around Maingano Island. which is located directly northeast from Likoma Island.