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Scientific Name: Cynotilapia sp. "Maleri" (Nakantenga)
Pronunciation: s
Geo. Origin: Maleri and Nakantenga Islands, Malawi
Habitat: Sediment-Rich Rocky Habitat
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 3.5"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


Adult male at Nakantenga
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


Females are silvery while males sport a white blaze and a dark blue body. In the wild, females and territorial males are found together where they form breeding groups. They feed on plankton found in the midwater.
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