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 Profiles Malawi Mbuna Metriaclima sp. "Aggressive Greyhead"
Metriaclima sp. "Aggressive Greyhead"
     
Scientific Name: Metriaclima sp. "Aggressive Greyhead"
Pronunciation: m-tr--kl-m
Habitat: Sediment-Free Rocky Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 5""
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2
Photo Credit: Ad Konings
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The Ps. "Aggressive Grey Head" is found at Nakatenga. The Ps. "Aggressive" group is named so, due to their aggressive defense of territories, by both the males and females. They cultivate aufwuchs "gardens" within their territories, as their food source. Due to the shape of their teeth, they are unable to pull the algae off the rocks, as M. zebra does. They end up digesting the diatomous algae, in addition to any organisms living on the algae strands. Males will always have a cave within their territory, that they utilize for protection, as well as spawning.
 Profiles Malawi Mbuna Metriaclima sp. "Aggressive Greyhead"
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 Pronunciation: Refer to our Pronunciation Key for an explanation of the phonetic symbols.
 Habitat: This is the primary location where the cichlid is found and is a generalization. This does not
  mean a fish cannot be found in other habitats.
 Diet: Many cichlids specialize in eating one type of food; notwithstanding, some of these specialized
  feeders are flexible and can be opportunistic feeders.
 Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tankmates that
  are of a different species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to various factors,
  including aquarium size, tankmates of similar appearance, stocking levels, and order of introduction.
  There may even be some variability among individual specimens.
 Conspecific Temperament: This describes the overall demeanor of a cichlid toward other tank-
  mates of the same species. Consider that there is variability in temperament due to such factors as
  aquarium size, stocking levels and order of introduction. There may even be some variability among
  individual specimens.
 Maximum Size: This is in regards to total length (including the tail) of typical aquarium specimens.
  Wild specimens may not attain this size, or may in fact grow larger than aquarium raised individuals
  due to various factors. Also consider that this is the typical maximum size and there are exceptional
  individuals that will exceed it.
 Difficulty: This measure is a relative value, comparing a single species against all other cichlids.
  This only accounts for maintanence in the aquarium and not breeding considerations.
  1 = easy and forgiving, 5 = extremely challenging.
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