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Copadochromis borleyi



Picture of Copadochromis borleyi
Juvenile

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Redfin haplochromis
Scientific name:Copadochromis borleyi
Synonyms:Haplochromis borleyi
Size:Up to 10" (25cm)
Origin:Lake Malawi, East Africa
Tank setup:A large tank (suggest 100 gallons/450 litres plus) with some rock caves and plenty of open swimming space. Plants such as Vallis can be added.
Compatibility:Combine with other Malawi species which are not too aggressive, such as similar sized 'Hap' species, or less aggressive mbuna in larger tanks.
Temperature:23-28oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistry:Hard and alkaline: pH 7.6-8.6 ; GH 7 plus ; KH 10-12 ideally, but at least 5-6.
Feeding:Micropredator, feed flake, granular, pellet and frozen foods.
Sexing:Males are more colourful, females are relatively drab.
Breeding:Mouthbrooder. The spawning site is usually a smooth flat boulder.
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