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Maylandia mbenjii
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Group Mbuna
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Discovered By STAUFFER, BOWERS, KELLOGG & McKAYE 1997
Common Name "Red Top Cobalt Zebra"
Fish Size min 4" - max 6" Inches
Min Tank Size 50 Gallons
General Information Located and endemic to Mbenji Island. Found over the rocky habitat. Diet in the wild consists of plankton and algae taken from the rocks.

The aquarium should have plenty of rockwork to provide shelter, territorial markers and spawning sites. Feed a quality cichlid flake/pellet food. Supplement with spirulina flake and on occasion with frozen foods such as krill, brine or mysis.






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