Common Name(s)
Red Fin Kadango
Scientific Name
Copadichromis borleyi, Haplochromis Borleyi Red Fin
Cichlidae, Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Lake Malawi, Africa
Usually peaceful, except during spawning.
Maximum Size
Males can reach up to 10 inches, while females only reach 7 inches.
Minimum Tank Size
75 US gallons
Tank Setup
Provide a sandy substrate with plenty of open swimming space. There should also be some rock piles in the tank to act as hiding places, and spawning sites.
Tank Region
They feed on plankton in the wild. Feed a varied diet consisting of dried food, such as high quality cichlid pellets, live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp, and some vegetable matter, such as spirulina flakes.
They are maternal mouthbrooders. The female will lay up to 60 eggs, and then pick them up, then the male will fertilize them. She will carry the brood for up to 3-4 weeks, before releasing free-swimming fry.
They do well with other peaceful haps. Do not keep with aggressive fish, or mbunas, and avoid keeping them with similar looking species. At least 3 females should be kept per male.
Ease of Keeping
pH: 7.5-8.5, Temperature: 77-84 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live up to 12 years with proper care.

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