Red Zebra Mbuna "Cobalt Blue" (Pseudotropheus zebra)

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Red Zebra Mbuna "Cobalt Blue"

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Juvenile Zebra Mbuna "Cobalt Blue"

Pseudotropheus zebra

Easy

75.708 liters
75,708.236 mL
75.7 Litres (20 US G.)

4.331 in 10-11 cm (3.9-4.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.5

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
303.15 K
86 °F
545.67 °R
22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F)

9-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Common

5-8 years




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Alternative names

Zebra Mbuna, Red Zebra, Cobalt Blue Zebra

Synonyms

Maylandia zebra, Metriaclima zebra

Sexing

Males have a pointed dorsal and caudal fin while females have a rounded dorsal and caudal fin.

Tank compatibility

Must be kept in semi-aggressive Mbuna Cichlid set ups only. Males Zebras will be highly aggressive towards their own species therefore keep one male Zebra to a tank with several females.

Diet

Best fed high quality Cichlid pellets as well as brine shrimp, mosquito larvae as well as algae wafers and vegetable based foods.

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious well filtered tank with rocky décor.

Behaviour

A typical semi-aggressive Mbuna Cichlid.

Identification

Several colour morphs occur depending on where the fish has been located from within the lake. Some are pale yellow to bright red, some are blue and not all have the vertical bars giving it it's "zebra" name. Albino variations are available also.

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