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Scientific Name: Metriaclima sp. "dumpy"
Pronunciation: m
Habitat: Deep sediment covered rocky areas
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 3""
Temperature: 78 - 82°F
pH: 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 2


Male at Nkete
Photo Credit: Ad Konings


This fish lives in the deeper areas, as deep as 30 meters down. In some places, the muddy sediment covers the rocks so much, that the fish relies on plankton as it's sole diet. There are few other mbuna at these locations, so there isn't much competition for food, or spawn sites.
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