" With the possible exception of Paretroplus keineri, Pt. oligacanthus is the only Malagasy cichlid that stays within my manageable size range. For that reason alone I hope to add it to my roster of long-term maintenance fishes. This species, though, has so much more going for it! It’s a handsome, sprightly, hardy and delightfully social fish that presents a truly worthwhile challenge "
Classification: Captive maintenance, Madagascar.