Copadichromis borleyi - Kadango - Second Nature Aquariums

Copadichromis borleyi – Kadango


Common name: Kadango
Latin name: Copadichromis borleyi
Synonyms: Haplochromis borleyi
Similar fish: Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Red Empress’
Size: 20cm
Water chemistry: pH 7.5-8.5; GH 100 – 300ppm; Temperature 23 – 28?C
Natural habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa. Found in feeding in open-water above sandy areas with few rocks. Feeds on mid-water invertebrates.
Aquarium care: Easy to care for. Keep as a group or with other species of similar temperament (i.e Aulonocara, Copadichromis, Placidochromis, etc). Attempts can be made to keep C.borleyi with Mbuna or other more aggressive species but bullying may occur. Will thrive on any good quality pellet food but will benefit from the occasional light feeding of brine shrimp, bloodworms, earthworms, etc. An aquarium of 200L would be the minimum recommended size. Provide plenty of caves and hiding places as well as ample open swimming area.
Breeding: Mouthbrooding egg-layer.
Other info: Only males develop brilliant colouration. Females and juvenniles have nice orange-red fins though. Many naturally occuring colour variants exist but Kadango and ‘Crocodile Rock’ are the most commonly seen in Australia.

22 August 2012 by SNadmin
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