Metriaclima lanisticola

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 livingstonii. There is even some question of whether there are two separate species. Nonetheless, an article written by Frank Mueller (fmueller) has been added to the library. The article discusses breeding of this little known Lake Malawi oddity as well as having some great pictures.

Make sure to check out the new in the article on Metriaclima lanisticola in the library. Discussion on M. lanisticola can be done in the Lake Malawi Species forum.