African Cichlid | Cobalt Blue Zebra

African Cichlid | Cobalt Blue Zebra

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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: 

  • Temperature Range: 76-82° F
  • pH Range: 7.8-8.6
  • Hardness Range: 10-15

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    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


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