Pearl Cobalt Zebra - Maylandia callainos - Juvenile
The Pearl Cobalt Zebra variant has a pale whitish body with a blue hue. Mature males are brighter blue with "eggspots" on the anal fin.
Malawian and Victorian cichlids are similar in care and temperament, leading to fish from these two lakes being grouped together in the hobby. Several hundreds species of cichlid are found in Lake Malawi, along with many regional variations, but Lake Victoria has far fewer due to the introduction of invasive predators. Most cichlids in both lakes are rock-dwellers. They seldom stray far from the rocky bottoms and sides of the lake and will quickly dart into the rocks to hide. As with all cichlids, they are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around their crevice.
Two of the most popular groups of these cichlids are the Peacocks (mostly the Aulonocara genus) and Mbuna's (native term for rock fish and including the genera Pseudotropheus, Labidochromis, Maylandia, Melanochromis and others). While aggression and compatibility can vary from species to species, mixing Mbuna and Peacock cichlids is not usually recommended. Mbuna cichlids tend to be more aggressive and may bully the usually more passive Peacocks but some Mbuna cichlids are far mo(more...)
|Common Name||Pearl Cobalt Zebra - Juvenile|
|Scientific Name||Maylandia callainos|
|Origin||Lake Malawi (Africa)|
|Max Size (in inches)||6|
|Community Safe||Yes, with extreme caution (African cichlids only)|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||55|