Metriaclima sp. "msobo"
Photo © Michael Persson
Metriaclima sp. "msobo" male from Magunga reef, Tanzania.
Trade names and synonyms
Pseudotropheus Magunga red, Pseudotropheus Msobo, Pseudotropheus Deep Tanzania, Pseudotropheus Deep Manda.
10-12 cm (4-4.5 in.), females are smaller.
At least 300 litres (65 gal.).
Rocky coastlines to the intermediate zon towards sandy floors, at depths down to 30 metres (100 ft.).
A modest mbuna which is easy to spawn.
Metriaclima sp. ”msobo” is a relatively quiet and peacefull mbuna. The females are orange/yellow coloured while a full coloured male have a light-blue base with an irregular black/blue pattern. This pattern can vary substantial between different individuals.
Found at the Tanzanian coast between Cape Kaiser and Lundu.