Species: Copadichromis borleyi " Kadango "
Common name: Haplochromis Booleyi, Kadango Red's, Ref Fin Hap
Origin: Lake Malawi, from Nkhata Bay I Believe
Localities/Morphs: Yellow fin, Kadango Red and Gold
Maximum size: 20-25 cm male 15-20 female
Natural habitat: Shallow to mid depth range
Natural foods/prey: plankton in the wild
Water chemistry in the wild: ph 7.8 - 8.4, KH - 8-10dkh, GH - 8-10 dgh
Brood size: fully grown female up to 40 ( ive never seen that many though )
Sexual dimorphism: males have the colour, females silver/dark silver with the orange fins
Breeding method: usually over a rock
Minimum tank size: 150 litres for a trio, lenght of tank is more important
Sex ratio:1 male to 3-4 females works well
Tolerance of conspecifics: will tolerate another male if the aquarium is big enough.
Tolerance of heterospecifics: goes well with other "haps" or Auloncara Sp.
Water chemistry in aquaria: 8.4PH, 8KH, 12GH
Temperature range:my tank - 27degrees
Foods accepted:Mysis shrimp, Brine Shrimp, Cichlid frozen food, Spectrum cichlid formala. Wont eat hebivore food stufs
Special requirements: none
- Great fish, breeds often in the rigt conditions.
- Provide heaps of rocks in the center of tank and leave some open areas for spawing ( with a rock or something for the females to scatter the eggs on )