Ice Blue Red Top Zebra (Maylandia greshakei)

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Ice Blue Red Top Zebra

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Male Ice Blue Red Top Zebra

Maylandia greshakei

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12-14 cm (4.7-5.5")




7.5 - 8.2

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

William's Mbuna

Additional scientific names

Metriaclima greshakei

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males should be more colourful with blue with orange fins, whereas a mature female is a dull brown/greyish colour.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should be kept in a Mbuna set up with similar sized Cichlids of moderate aggression. Multiple males may fight with each other and fish of similar colouration and shape, one male is best to a tank unless the tank is very large.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should primarily be fed vegetable matter including flake or spirulina, they should also accept small meaty foods such as brine shrimp or krill.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed for 30 seconds 2-4 times a day 2 minutes maximum. They will eat more given a chance.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

These Cichlids need a typical Mbuna set up with sand substrate and plenty of rocks and caves in which to hide. They are not planted tank safe.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

They are mild to moderately aggressive. Much more aggressive when spawning. Will attack other males of the same species and fish of similar colouration and shape. Suitable for a community Mbuna tank given the right space. They are a colourful addition to the average community tank.

Identification[edit | edit source]

See Sexing

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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