The Daffodil Cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher (previously Lamprologus pulcher) is an ideal cichlid or for any aquarist to keep. It is a hardy African cichlid with an elegant, graceful appearance. The light tan body is is adorned with a lyre shaped tail and blue tipped fins extending into with long flowing filaments. it is washed with hints of yellow and bluish spots and has two crescents just behind bright icy blue eyes. It is also known as Daffodil II, Daffodil Princess, and Princess of Zambia.
The Daffodil Cichlid is almost identical in appearance to its popular relative the Fairy Cichlid Neolamprologus brichardi. However the Fairy Cichlid has bluish gray fins and can be identified by the black stripe running from the eye to the gill cover and a yellow spot just above it. These markings are absent in the Daffodil Cichlid though it has the two crescent shaped markings behind the eye, and its fins are yellowish.