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Scientific Name: Metriaclima sp. "daktari"
Pronunciation: m
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Common Name(s): Blue Daktari, Doctor's Cichlid
Geo. Origin: East, between Undu Reef and Liutche
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



Photo Credit: Brett Harrington


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Male at Undu Reef
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Reclassified from Pseudotropheus to Metriaclima, this is a relatively small, elongate mbuna. Males usually are yellow with black edges on their tail. In some populations yellow/blue or even solid light blue males are found. Females are beige or yellowish also with the black edges on the tail. Apparently "daktari" is the Swahili word for doctor.
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