Blue Mbuna

Other Blue Mbuna Names: Blue Mbuna, Fuelleborni

Blue Mbuna Scientific Name: Labeotropheus fuelleborni

Fuelleborni (Labeotropheus fuelleborni))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 7.5-8.5
Hardness Range: 10-15°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi

Blue Mbuna Adult Size: 10 inches (cm)

Blue Mbuna Life Expectancy: 12 years

Blue Mbuna Habitat: East African Lake Malawi

Blue Mbuna Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Blue Mbuna Temperament: Territorial and aggressive.

Blue Mbuna Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - The diet of the Blue Mbuna should be based primarily in vegetable matter. Vegetable based flake or pellet foods are acceptable but having a varied diet of fresh green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, zucchini slices and peas will result in much healthier fish.

Blue Mbuna Description: Like most mbunas this species should have plenty of rockwork to provide ample hiding places. This mbuna does eat algae off rocks and tank glass so leaving algae growing is preferable.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other Lake Malawi cichlids

Blue Mbuna Breeding & Spawning: Place several females for each male and use a higher temperature of up to 80F. The eggs are laid on carefully cleaned rocks and then taken into the mouth of the female.

Determining Blue Mbuna Sex: Males tend to have more egg spots on the anal fin.

Aquarium Region: All over

Blue Mbuna Diseases: Malawi bloat.

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