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    Metriaclima koningsi. Male and females. Photos by Alf Persson Metriaclima koningsi, formally known as Metriaclima sp. 'membe deep', has been officially named and described. Named after Ad Konings, M. koningsi is found around the islands of Likoma and Maingano in Lake Malawi. This species has a...
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    Metriaclima fainzilberi from Hongi Island. Photo by Ad Konings Metriaclima fainzilberi from Hongi Island in Lake Malawi is one of the many location variants of this species. The color pattern shown above is typical for this species. Other variants, like the M. fainzilberi OB "Charo", have been...
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    Metriaclima sp. "lime nkhomo". Photo by Dave Hansen Not often seen on price lists or local shops, Metriaclima sp. "lime nkhomo" is a uniquely colored mbuna from Lake Malawi. M. sp. "lime nkhomo" made their debut into the hobby about 15 years ago. Often named Pseudotropheus sp. "lime nkhomo"...
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    Metriaclima fainzilberi OB "Charo". Photo by Ad Konings Metriaclima fainzilberi is a Lake Malawi mbuna collected from various locations. Pictured above is an orange-blotched male from Charo on the western side of the lake. While most M. fainzilberi males are blue with black stripes, OB...
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    Metriaclima pulpican. Photo by Dave Hansen This attractive Lake Malawi mbuna has gone through a series of names (Cynotilapia pulpican. Pseudotropheus sp. "Kingsizei"), but is currently classified as Metriaclima pulpican. Like other mbuna, M. pulpican is a herbivore and should be fed a diet high...
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    Metriaclima sp. "Msobo"; Male top, female bottom. Photos by Robert De Leon Metriaclima sp. "Msobo" is a mbuna species that inhabits the rocky coastline on the Northeast part of Lake Malawi. Since arriving in the hobby, this species has seen many different names including Pseudotropheus "msobo...
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    Metriaclima sp. "mbweca". Photo by Dave Hansen Originally belonging to the genus Cynotilapia, Metriaclima sp. "mbweca" was commonly found on price lists as "afra mbweca" or "green afra". Like other Malawi mbuna, male M. sp. "mbweca" can be territorial and does best in groups of one male and...
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    Metriaclima lanisticola. Photo by Frank Mueller (fmueller) Metriaclima lanisticola is a species of shell dwelling cichlids that make their home in Lake Malawi, not Lake Tanganyika. The naming of these species has undergone some changes over the years including Pseudotrophues, Maylandia, and...
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    A show tank that not only looks beautiful but also demonstrates how best to keep several aggressive species of Lake Malawi mbuna together. Years ago I learned a hard lesson about keeping mbuna. While many species of mbuna are relatively small, often they are also very aggressive. Case in...
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