Metriaclima sp. - Msobo Magunga
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Location: Lake Malawi
Feeding: Ominvore, good flake food with some meaty teats on occasion
Maximum size: 4-5"
A Mbuna that has had a number of different trade names. The females are an attractive bright yellow color while the males turn to a black with blue speckles.
But for the most part both males and the female are a rounded torpedo shape.
Cynotilapia have a very wide distribution with wide variation of colors. In lake Malawi they are found in a variety of places including open water and rocky areas. Males are territorial. Spawning takes place in the male's territory - typically a large, dark cave found among large boulders. Females are non-territorial and form large schools in mid-water and feed on the plankton together during the day hours.