Metriaclima callainos
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Metriaclima callainos

Common Names: Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Zebra
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Found on Northwestern Coast
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Aggressive; Mildly Aggressive
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: This fish should be kept in a tank of at least 55 gallons or more, with plenty of caves. Feeding it prepared flakes and other foods are good, but fresh and frozen vegetables are a must for this fish to thrive.
7.8 - 8.6
25.5°C - 28°C
78°F - 82°F
4 dH - 6 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Both males and females are blue, the male being brighter than the female. To determine sex you should vent this fish.
Breeding: Maternal Mouth Brooder
Comments: A very lovely fish to add to your Mbuna tank.
Main Colours: Blue
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: heidi
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