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Scientific Name: Metriaclima nkhunguense
Pronunciation: m
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Common Name(s): Formerly Blue Reef
Geo. Origin: Minos Reef and Nkhungu Reef
Habitat: Sediment-Rich Rocky Habitat
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Monomorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4"
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2



Photo Credit: Ad Konings


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Wild male at Minos Reef
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Unlike other zebra species, females of Metriaclima nkhunguense are as blue as the males. Apparently this causes them to be left alone by males from other species that see a male coloration. In this way the species is kept from crossbreeding with others.
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