Petrotilapia microgalana. "Nkhata Orange"

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Remarks: Petrotilapia microgalana. "Nkhata Orange" are a large species of mbuna that live in Nkhata Bay in Lake Malawi. Their habitat includes large rocks that are covered in sand, which they sift through to find food. Males guard large territories over a slab, and females are allowed to swim throughout the territories holding and protecting fry. 

Males are larger than females and are blue instead of yellow/orange. Males do take some time to reach full color and will breed even when there is almost no blue on them.. These fish work well in most mbuna set-ups, though their size requires a tank larger than 55 gallons for full growth and comfort. 

Scientific Name: Petrotilapia microgalana. "Nkhata Orange"

Common Name: Petrotilapia microgalana. "Nkhata Orange"

Max Size: 7"

pH: 7.5-8.4

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 74-82°

Aggressiveness: Aggressive

Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Mbuna cichlids, Synodontis catfish

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