Common Name Red Zebra, Orange Zebra
Scientific Name Metriaclima Estherae Red
Size 12.5cm
Origin Lake Malawi, East Africa
Tank Setup Kept with other Mbuna species.
Temperature 23 – 28┬ádegrees
Feeding Omnivore, prefers a vegtable diet. But can take flakes and pellets.
Gender In the wild males turn blue, while the females stay orange. But in captive males and females both the orange colours. The way we can distinch males from females at this stage are males usually have more egg spots then the females.
Comments Red Zebras are known for the activeness in the tank, they also are a nice species to be added to the collection. They can be aggresive and should be kept with other cichlids that can fend for themselves.