This species is from Africa: Lake Malawi. Particularly noted from Chizumulu Island and Pombo Rocks.
Maximum length is around 6″ (15cm).
Order: Perciformes Family: Cichlidae
Metriaclima hajomaylandi is a Mbuna from Lake Malawi. It is a rock dweller. It can be found in rocky habitats across the lake and on lake reefs.
Omnivore, takes both pellets and flakes and occasionally frozen foods. I feed mostly vegetable matter to avoid bloat
Active rock-dwelling Cichlid, provide plenty of hiding places. Lots of filtration would be best to keep the water clean. Tank should be setup with lots of rocks so the males can have territories to avoid too much aggression.
Water Changes: Weekly - Water changes of 30% weekly are recommended.
Temperature: 78-82°F (25-27°C) pH: 7.8 - 8.6 Hardness: 8-25°H