Mayland zebra is a freshwater fish species of the cichlid family. Mayland Zebra lives mainly in the northwestern part of Lake Malawi. It is worth noting that the color of this species of fish depends on their age. For example, fry have a monochromatic gray-brown color, which changes at 7 months to spotted in females and striped pattern in males.
Mayland Zebra is an almost omnivorous fish. In the wild, it feeds on algae and small vertebrates. In the aquarium, the fish will be happy with krill, good dry food, cabbage, brown bread, nettles and even red pepper.
Maintenance and care
In a spacious aquarium, he is loyal to other inhabitants of African lakes. However, it is better to keep these fish in a separate aquarium with a group of about 8 individuals, the number of females should prevail. Water temperature - 25 - 28 degrees, water hardness - 20 (dGH), water acidity - 8.
Vapors can occur only during the spawning period, and this can happen both in a separate and in the general aquarium. Caviar incubation takes place in the female's oral cavity and leaves it on the 20th - 24th day. The first food for fry should be live dust (brine shrimp and nauplii cyclops). At 9-12 months, puberty occurs.