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Scientific Name: Metriaclima flavifemina (Thumbi West)
Pronunciation: m
Common Name(s): Black Dorsal Heteropictus
Geo. Origin: Thumbi west
Habitat: Intermediate Zone
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


Wild male at Thumbi West
Photo Credit: Ad Konings

Males can have variation in the black band in the dorsal fin. Some will have complete black dorsal fins, other might only have a hint of black at the edge of the fin. Females are beige-yellow. This fish is commonly mistaken for Pseudotropheus heteropictus.
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