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Maylandia lombardoi


Maylandia lombardoi is a 13 cm (5 in) freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae. The species is popular in the aquarium hobby where it is sold under a variety of common names including: lombardoi, kenyi or kennyi. It is endemic to the rocky shores of Mbenji Island in Lake Malawi, East Africa. The species is highly sexually dimorphic: females and juvenile males are pale white-blue with several blue-black vertical bands extending into the dorsal fin, while adult males turn bright yellow with faint brown bars crossing the body; fins are plain yellow with egg spots on the anal fin. Like most mbuna cichlids, this species is a maternal mouthbrooder. When mouthbrooding, females may defend a small territory and assume the colouration of males.


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Calwhiz' tank

The dominating male is a Metriaclima greshakei, (ice blue zebra). There are also a female ice blue zebra, two Labidochromis caeruleus (Electric Yellow), two Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra), one female Metriaclima lombardoi (Kenyi), one male Pseudotropheus socolofi (Pindani), three Labidochromic sp. "Perlmutt", one jewel cichlid, and one unknown (either a male Metriaclima callainos (Cobalt Blue Zebra) or a male Metriaclima estherae Blue).


Lake Malawi

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