African Cichlid | Albino Ice Blue Zebra

African Cichlid | Albino Ice Blue Zebra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Metriaclima greshakei 

Common Name: Albino Ice Blue

Adult Size: 4 - 5 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 6 - 10

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Will accept most foods offered but vegetable matter in the form of spirulina flakes, blanched spinach etc. should form a large proportion of the diet. This can be supplemented with live and frozen varieties.

    Breeding & Spawning: Maternal mouthbrooder. Should be spawned in a species tank in a harem of one male and at least 3 females along with some flat stones and areas of open substrate in the tank to act as potential spawning sites.

    Gender: The male is light blue with an orange dorsal and egg spots on the anal fin. The females are smaller and drabber in color.