Copadichromis borleyi  

79F
Explanation of the symbols

75F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Malawi
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Goldfin Cichlid
This fish needs a lot of free swimming space. The aquarium should be set up with stones and rocks to create crevices and caves because females with eggs need hiding places. Some flat stones for spawning are necessary.  They are very sensitive for nitrates.  A regular large changing of the water and a powerful filter are necessary. 

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  Immediately after spawning the female takes the eggs in her mouth.  She retires between the rocks.  After 3 weeks the young fishes are released. The female takes care for them a few days more.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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