Animal Stories - Red Zebra

Animal-World Information about: Red Zebra

The Red Zebra is one of the most popular and commonly kept of the African Cichlids!
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Ingrid - 2014-10-21
I have a red zebra, super aggresive, killed 3 of my larger cichlids already, tore the skin of another mature convict, I put the zebra in its own tank , now what do I do? Add other zebra cichlids or leave it by itself?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-21
    They are a Mbuna, and these types of African Cichlids can be aggressive. Check your aquarium size and setup, a larger tanks with lots of rockwork for territories can help. An alternative is to overstock so there is constant confusion claiming territories and nobody gets the upper hand, but that can be stressful for the fish and it requires serious maintenance due to the load. I don't recommend it for long term maintenance. I prefer to set up a tank where everybody has plenty of room and tons of places to hide. Keep in mind that once cichlids 'own' their tank, they will be hard on newcomers.
lighteningcrash - 2012-09-22
i have varied quantities of these fish available,(have oxygen,bags,boxes and can ship) red by blue,(sexable from birth)

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  • Mark Fuentez - 2014-02-25
    Do you have some males for sale I would like to buy some. Do you have other mbuna for sale?
lew - 2011-08-06
I am in dire need of females red zebras. I have bought a dozen or so localy and turns out they were all males. I hate seeing them tear each other up.

quicky2g - 2011-01-18
I have 2 of these in a 75 gallon, 1 in a 20 gallon long, and an orange blotched (OB) one in a 29 gallon. They are all very healthy, lively, and fun to watch. The 2 in the 75 gallon have had trouble getting bullied by similar sized african mbuna's but after shifting a few fish around things seem to have calmed down. Overall these are great fish for beginners to advanced. They are very easy to keep and have a great color!

Jeff Harma - 2011-09-02
I have one orange in color, red zebra, had belief originally a male, from store, now has brood in mouth, for one week. Other two male Cynotilapia afra, mbuna cichlid in 90 gal. tank, which may have fathered. I did not witness breeding, so awaiting to see if, so I've read, 20-30 fry, with zebra mother being watchful of the fry.

Chrissi - 2008-01-11
The Red African cichlids are definitely some of the most interesting fish I've ever seen!