Metriaclima Estherae ( OB Red Zebra) Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches

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Tank raised by Florida fish farmer or hobbyist MALAWI CICHLIDS SOLD ON THIS SITE ARE GENERALLY 1.25 INCHES TO 2.25 INCHES IN LENGTH AND ARE SOLD AS UNSEXED JUVENILES. DIFFERENT SIZES WILL BE DESIGNATED IN THE SIZE CHART BELOW. Small: 1 inch Regular: 1.25 -2.25 inches Medium: 2.5 - 3.5 inches Large: 4-6 inches If you are stocking a new tank or a tank with cichlids under 3 inches you will be safe with small , and regular sizes. If you are stocking a tank that has existing cichlids that are over 3 inches you should only choose regular, or medium sizes. Most cichlids sold in pet stores are 2 -2.5 inches in size. Our fish are sold smaller because of the demand for these fish and because they ship better at smaller sizes. Our customers have accepted this due to the rarity of the fish offered on our website compared to many of the retail stores. These fish grow so fast, the initial size is less relevant to the quality of genetics and rarity of species. Our regular sized fish will measure between the width of a quarter and the width of a $.50 cent piece. The dynamics of the size is manifested when you know that a 2 inch fish will appear to be 3-4 times the mass of a 1.25 inch fish, since it is not just longer but deeper and thicker and the color is often more robust.
Scientific Name: Metriaclima estherae (Albino OB) this is an albino morph of the popular OB zebra. These are aggressive dimorphic maternal mouthbrooder and are opportunistic omnivores. This is a great fish for a beginner and is found in the prestige assortment. I like this fish because it has the usual combination of blueish spots as opposed to the normal black coloration of the typical ob on the orange body with red eyes. Very interesting combination of color. This fish is often included in the prestige mix. It is important to include spirulina ( Hippocampus Green) in this sensitive herbivores diet.
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