The Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlid (Metriaclima callainos) hail from the sandy shallows and deeper rocky waters of lake Malawi, Africa and is known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Blue Cichlid, Zebra Malawi Cichlid, Cobalt Blue Mbuna and Cobalt Zebra.

The entire body of the male Cobalt Blue Zebra is a consistent light blue color with no faint zebra banding.  There are four orange egg shaped spots on the anal fin, which become important during breeding.   Females are a lighter gray blue color throughout.

In general, because of their aggressiveness, Cobalt Blue Zebra Cichlids should only be kept with other Mbunas. They are compatible with Auratus, Johanni, Kenyi, Lemon Yellow, Orange Blotch, Pindani, Red Zebra and only the Synodontis Catfish species.  They are usually too aggressive to keep with Peacock Cichlids and Haplochromis.


  • 1x Metriaclima Callainos  - Cobalt Blue Zebra 5-6 cm

Fish Specifications :

  • Species - Metriaclima Callainos
  • Common Name - Cobalt Blue Zebra
  • Marture Adult Size - 5"
  • Origin - Lake Malawi
  • PH Range - 7.2 -8.0
  • Tempreature Range 24°c - 28°c
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Tempreature - Tropical 24 - 28
  • Breed Type - Mouthbrooder
  • Size - 5-6cm
  • Sex - Unsexed


Barcode # 880828615712
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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