Borleyi Cichlid (Copadichromis borleyi)

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Borleyi Cichlid

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Male Borleyi Cichlid "Kandango"

Copadichromis borleyi

208 Litres (55 US G.)

12-14 cm (4.7-5.5")




7.5 - 8.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

10-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Borleyi Cichlid, Kandango Cichlid, Borleyi Goldfin Cichlid, Redfin Cichlid, Red Empress

Additional scientific names

Haplochromis borleyi

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a blue face and head with a brown/orange body complete with a white band along the upper edge dorsal fin. Mature females and juveniles have different colouration, their bodies are steel grey with orange fins. These fish are mouthbrooders.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

One of the more peaceful Malawi Cichlids. Will usually mix well in a community of similar sized Malawi fish.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers rocky substrates with hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Fairly peaceful although the male can be hard on the females during spawning.

Identification[edit | edit source]

See sexing. There are regional variations on colour.

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