Males are blue with darker blue stripes and have a yellow dorsal fin and tail. Females are either dull blue with darker blue stripes with a yellow dorsal fin and tail or maybe browner rather than blue. Males tend to color around 1.5 to 2". Single Males will mix with Peacocks and Haps.
Base Price is a 1.5" Sex Uncertain
This fish is being discontinued from in-house stock. When it is gone, it will only be available through my special order lists, mostly in six packs.
Peaceful to mildly aggressive mbuna that mixes well with many other African Cichlids
Best kept in mixed-sex groups, single males sometimes may work in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines. It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.
The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females.
Please note: No sex is guaranteed on sex uncertain fish. Watch for groups with guaranteed males and females for certain sexed fish in a group. Broods are about 50/50.
Never mix two mbuna of a similar color
Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee Cobalt Blue (Cobalt Aquatics) Cichlid Flakes or Spirulina Pellets or Flakes. Foods containing Spirulina helps this fish to show their best color.
|Scientific Name||Labidochromis Sp. Mbamba (Yellow Top Mbamba)|
|Common Name(s)||Yellow Top Mbamba|
|Geo. Origin||Mbamba Bay; Tanzania|
|Habitat||Sediment-Rich Rocky Habitat|
|Conspecific Temperament||Highly Aggressive|
|Temperature||78 - 82F|
|pH||7.8 - 8.6|
Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba" (Yellow Top Mbamba) (Yellow Fin Mbamba)
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