Red Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima estherae)
A bully by nature, without plenty of room, pyramids, rocks and crevasses to establish territory, Red Zebra will torment other tank mates.
Most members of the mouth brooding variety of African Cichlids are easily bred while in the aquarium if given the proper tank set-up and excellent water conditions. Matriarchal in family structure, the female first lays up to 60 eggs, which she then scoops into her mouth where they are fertilized. The fry remain in the female's mouth for 12 to 18 days before being released. A small group of 5 to 7 females and one male provide the best opportunity for breeding.
Omnivorous, the Red Zebra will enjoy all manner of flaked foods, live foods, algae, lettuce, spinach, and duckweed in its diet.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"