Zebra Cichlid (Maylandia zebra)

Also known as Blue Mbuna, Lake Malawi Mauna Cichlid, Malawi Blue Cichlid, Malawi Zebra, Red Zebra, Red Zebra African Cichlid, Tilapia Zebra, Zebra Malawi Cichlid, Zebra Mbuna

Description

Also known a Blue Mbuna, Lake Malawi Mauna Cichlid, Malawi Blue Cichlid, Malawi Zebra, Red Zebra, Red Zebra African Cichlid, Tilapia Zebra, Zebra Malawi Cichlid, Zebra Mbuna.

Found over rocky bottoms of lakes and in open waters. Feeds at right angles with the substrate by combing loose material from the biocover.
They feed on algae and zooplankton.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 6-28m
Africa - Lake Malawi

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish brood their eggs in their mouths to protect their young. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8345

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