African Cichlid | Cobalt Blue Zebra

African Cichlid | Cobalt 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:Scientific Name:  Metriaclima callainos

Common Name: Hornet Cichlid, Chameleon Cichlid

Adult Size: 8 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 years

Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Hardness Range: 10 - 15

    Temperament: Aggressive

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; feed high quality flakes, pellets, spirulina, and prepared cichlid foods.

    Breeding & Spawning: Mouthbrooder that needs a harem.

    Gender: Males are larger and have blue markings while the females are smaller and have yellow markings. Males can take on the female coloring, so look at size as well as the anal fin. Males will have two to four clearly pronounced egg spots, females will have a rounded anal fin and only one or two egg spots.