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Scientific Name: Metriaclima callainos
Common Name: Cobalt Blue Cichlid and Zebra Malawi Cichlid
Adult Size: 6 inches
Life Expectancy: 5 years
Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Diet & Nutrition: Herbivore; should be fed foods rich in vegetable matter such as flake, pellet and leafy seaweeds.
Breeding & Spawning: Mouth brooder; to increase the chances of breeding occurring, there should be three females for every male in the tank.
Gender: In young cichlids, males will have white spots on the bottom anal fin.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart