Copadichromis borleyi Kadango Red Fin

7. April 2015

Copadichromis borleyi is a species of cichlid that inhabits Lake Malawi. It is found there pretty widespread. Males obtain a maximum length of 18 cm, females stay smaller and become only 15 cm long. The addition “Kadango” to the scientific name refers to a place in the south-east of Lake Malawi.

Copadichromis are planctivorous fishes and feed readily on any type of usual fishfood. As most cichlids of Lake Malawi they are maternal mouthbrooders.

It is very interesting to observe the change of coloration in this species. Juveniles and females have a dark body and bright orange to red fins. When the males become sexually active they change the coloration drastically. At first they look a bit like Placidochromis electra, but what follows places them among the most colorful fish species in Lake Malawi at all as can be seen on the photos.

For our customers: the fish have code 514732 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4 - 8