The Trewavas Red-Finned Cichlid Labeotropheus trewavasae is probably the most popular and recognized of its genus. There are only two species in the Labeotropheus genus, though each has a number of subspecies. The other species is the Fuelleborn's Cichlid or Blue Mbuna Labeotropheus fuelleborni. The Trewavas Red-Finned Cichlid can be distinguished from Fuelleborn's Mbuna by a more slender body shape and is smaller as an adult.
Collectively these two species and all their subspecies are known as Trewavas Cichlids. They have all sorts of interesting colorations and some fascinating habits which can add intrigue and variety to the Malawi cichlid aquarium.