Red zebra cichlid

Red Zebra Cichlid (Maylandia estherae): Complete Care Guides, Tank Mates, FAQs

The Red Zebra Cichlid, scientifically known as Maylandia estherae, is a much-admired species among aquarium enthusiasts owing to its vibrant colors and distinctive behaviors. Native to Lake Malawi, Africa, this cichlid displays a colorful palette and a territorial demeanor, usually dwelling in rocky warm water habitats. These hardy fish are primarily herbivorous, live 10-15 years, and have a unique mouthbrooding reproductive behavior.