The Albino greshakei is an Albino form of the Maylandia greshakei that hails only around Makokola in the southeastern part of the lake. While they are plentiful in their habitat, they are considered vulnerable because of their limited range. It inhabits the upper parts of rocky reefs, usually adjacent to areas of open water, in which it leaves the reef to feed on phytoplankton. Much of the aquarium should contain piles of rocks, arranged to form caves with small areas of open water between. A sandy substrate is best and the water should be well oxygenated. Plants should not be used as they will be eaten. The tank should be overcrowded to reduce aggression and territory formation. It is very aggressive towards others of the same species. Several females should be kept per male in order to reduce harassment by the male.


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Scientific name Common Name Size Temperament
Metriaclima greshakei albino Albino Williams cichlid 135mm Aggressive
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank size Diet
 24-28oC 7.5 - 8.6 200 litres omnivore