Name:   Cynotilapia zebroides "Metangula"  (Ribbink 1983)

Synonym:   Cynotilapia afra "white top"

Common name:   white top afra

Location:    Lake Malawi,   Metangula, Mozambique

Adult size:    3 inches (8 cm)

Diet:    omnivore


Personal notes:  Cynotilapia zebroides "Metangula" is a dwarf mbuna.  The "white top" is from Metangula, Mozambique.  The males are quite colorful while the females are rather bland looking.  They are a moderately aggressive cichlid that attains a size of only about 3 inches (8 cm) but they can hold their own against some larger mbuna.  The afra is also known as the "dogtooth cichlid".

The picture below shows a juvenile male.

The pictures are of the single male I owned for a brief time.  This is definately the most aggressive of my afra.  This afra came with a used tank that I bought.  I only kept him for about six months and then sold him to another hobbiest.  The mature male is very similar to the Pseudotropheus kingsizei.


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