Copadichromis borleyi
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Copadichromis borleyi

Common Names: Kadango
Synonyms: Cyrtocara borleyi
Haplochromis borleyi
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Lake Malawi, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Adults become slightly territorial.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed flakes and pellets. Maintain a high pH and medium-hard water. Plants will not be harmed. Caves and other hiding places are important, especially for a sub-dominant male. Kadangos are very sensitive to nitrites, so strong filtration and regular water changes are required.
8 - 8.5
24°C - 26°C
75°F - 79°F
12 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 14cm (5.5")
Female: 14cm (5.5")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature males have a blue face, blue fins, and an orange body. Females and juveniles are grey, with yellow fins.
Breeding: Not difficult. A single species tank with two males and 5-6 females works well. The females are mouth brooders, and it is possible to remove a holding female to another aquarium. The fry are released after around three weeks.
Comments: An easily kept fish, that has several different color variations, depending on where it is collected from in the lake. They are not overly aggressive, and should not be kept with other overly aggressive fish. As they may become timid and not fare well.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
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