Venustus Giraffe East African Cichlid are a large, oval-shaped fish. The coloring of the male is much more intense than the female. The head is pale blue, the body is light golden-yellow, and the cheeks and the lower jaw are dark blue. Several irregular dark blue splotches can be found covering the body. The upper part of the dorsal fin is bright yellow while the lower half is dark blue. The caudal fin is also yellow and blue and the other fins are dark blue.