Borleyi Cichlid (Copadichromis borleyi)

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Borleyi Cichlid

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Male Borleyi Cichlid "Kandango"

Copadichromis borleyi

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12-14 cm (4.7-5.5")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.5 - 8.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

10-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cichlidae





Additional names

Borleyi Cichlid, Kandango Cichlid, Borleyi Goldfin Cichlid, Redfin Cichlid, Red Empress

Additional scientific names

Haplochromis borleyi


Origin

Sexing

Males have a blue face and head with a brown/orange body complete with a white band along the upper edge dorsal fin. Mature females and juveniles have different colouration, their bodies are steel grey with orange fins. These fish are mouthbrooders.

Tank compatibility

One of the more peaceful Malawi Cichlids. Will usually mix well in a community of similar sized Malawi fish.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Prefers rocky substrates with hiding places.

Behaviour

Fairly peaceful although the male can be hard on the females during spawning.

Identification

See sexing. There are regional variations on colour.

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