McKAYE & STAUFFER Jr, 1986
Photo © Michael Persson
Metriaclima barlowi from Mbenji Island, Malawi.
Trade names and synonyms
Pseudotropheus barlowi, Maylandia barlowi, Pseudotropheus fuscus, Golden fuscoides.
About 10 cm (4 in.).
300 litres (65 gal.) and above.
Easy to spawn like most mbunas.
Metriaclima barlowi is a rather aggressive mbuna, which guards its territory persistent.
Found in the south part of the lake around Mbenji and Maleri Islands, Chidunga Rocks, Nankhumba, and around Eccles and West Reef.