Metriaclima Zebra Kawanga Gold


Metriaclima Zebra Kawanga Gold

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Meet the Enigmatic Metriaclima Gold Kawanga – A Marvel of Lake Malawi

Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating Metriaclima Gold Kawanga, also known as Gold Kawanga, a true treasure of Lake Malawi. With its striking yellow/gold body adorned with navy blue stripes, this cichlid species embodies the allure and mystique of the Malawi mbuna. Here’s what you need to know about these remarkable fish:

A Symphony of Colors: Male Metriaclima Gold Kawanga are a sight to behold, boasting vibrant yellow/gold bodies accentuated by bold navy blue stripes. Their head displays an exquisite contrast with navy blue on the lower portion and striking navy blue stripes across the upper part of their yellow/gold head. The dorsal fin continues the theme with its resplendent yellow/gold hue, while the lower fins and part of the belly are adorned in navy blue. In contrast, females exhibit a more subdued yet elegant grey/gold coloration with either faint navy blue stripes or OB blotches.

Social Butterflies of the Aquarium: Metriaclima Gold Kawanga are known for their excellent compatibility with other Lake Malawi mbuna species, provided they do not share a similar color palette. Males, in particular, are quite tolerant of tankmates that don’t mimic their striking appearance. They can comfortably coexist with single male peacocks and milder haplochromine cichlids. However, caution should be exercised when considering larger predatory haplochromines as tankmates.

Perfect Companions: These stunning cichlids thrive alongside species like Cynotilapia zebroides “Cobue,” Labidochromis caeruleus Lions Cove (Yellow Labs), Labidochromis sp. Mbamba, and even special-order mbuna species that do not share their coloration. This versatility in tankmates allows you to create a vibrant and diverse aquarium community.

The Art of Group Living: For optimal breeding conditions and harmonious cohabitation, it is recommended to keep Metriaclima Gold Kawanga in mixed-sex groups. A balanced ratio of one male to five or six females typically works best, ensuring a harmonious social structure and enhancing the chances of witnessing their captivating breeding behaviors.

Species Spotlight – Metriaclima Gold Kawanga:

Origin: Lake Malawi
Diet: Omnivore/Herbivore
pH Range: Alkaline 7.5 – 8.5
Water Type: Hard
Temperature: Tropical 75.2°F
Breeding: Mouth-brooder

A Slice of Lake Malawi: By welcoming the Metriaclima Gold Kawanga into your aquarium, you’re inviting a piece of Lake Malawi’s aquatic magic into your home. These cichlids are not just fish; they’re living artworks that add depth and vibrancy to your underwater world.

Discover the captivating charm of Metriaclima Gold Kawanga and unlock the secrets of their unique behaviors and interactions. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Lake Malawi, one fish at a time.

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