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Cichlids
Aulonocara baenschi
Aulonocara "eureka"
Aulonocara hueseri
Aulonocara jocobfreibergi
Aulonocara sp."lwanda"
Aulonocara "ruby red"
Aulonocara "orange blotch"
Aulonocara rostratum
Aulonocara stuartgranti

Champsochromis caeruleus

Copadichromis azureus
Copadichromis sp. "azureus whitehead"
Copadichromis borleyi
Copadichromis sp. "mloto likoma"
Copadichromis sp. "virginalis gold"

Cynotilapia afra

Cyrtocara moorii

Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Dimidiochromis strigatus

Fossorochromis rostratus

Iodotropheus sprengerae

Labeotropheus fuelleborni
Labeotropheus trewavasae

Labidochromis caeruleus
Labidochromis sp. "caeruleus purple longnose"
Labidochromis sp. "perlmutt"

Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Melanochromis johannii

Metriaclima aurora
Metriaclima barlowi
Metriaclima callainos
Metriaclima estherae
Metriaclima fainzilberi
Metriaclima greshakei
Metriaclima hajomaylandi
Metriaclima lombardoi
Metriaclima mbenji
Metriaclima sp. "msobo"
Metriaclima zebra

Nimbochromis livingstonii
Nimbochromis polystigma
Nimbochromis venustus

Otopharynx sp."auromarginatus margrette"
Otopharynx lithobates

Placidochromis electra
Placidochromis sp."electra superior"
Placidochromis milomo
Placidochromis sp."phenochilus tanzania"

Protomelas sp."mbenji thick lips"
Protomelas ornatus
Protomelas sp."spilonotus tanzania"
Protomelas sp."steveni taiwan"
Protomelas taeniolatus

Pseudotropheus crabro
Pseudotropheus demasoni
Pseudotropheus sp. "demasoni mozambique"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus mpanga"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ornatus"
Pseudotropheus sp."elongatus ruarwe"
Pseudotropheus sp. "flameback"
Pseudotropheus flavus
Pseudotropheus sp. "perspicax orange cap"
Pseudotropheus sp. "polit"
Pseudotropheus pulpican
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus socolofi

Sciaenochromis fryeri


Tropheops sp."red cheek"

Tyrannochromis macrostoma

Facts
Lake Malawi map - northern part
Lake Malawi map - southern part

 

 

 


Copadichromis borleyi
ILES, 1960


Photo © Michael Persson
Copadichromis borleyi male from Mbenji Island, Malawi.

Trade names and synonyms
Haplochromis goldfin, Haplochromis borleyi, Cyrtocara borleyi, Haplochromis Red Kadango, Haplochromis Borleyi redfin, Borleyi eastern, Kadango.

Size
Up to 18 cm (7 in.) females a bit smaller.

Food
Shrimpmix and newhatched brine shrimps.

Aquarium
At least 350 litres (75 gal.).

Habitat
Rocky habitats on a medium depth of 10 metres (32 ft.).

Breeding

General
Copadichromis borleyi belongs to the Utaka-group which consists of relatively quiet and peacefull cichlids, these could be a bit shy inhabitants in aquariums. They suits best together whith other peaceful cichlids like species from the genera Aulonocara and Labidochromis. To keep them together with other species from the Copadichromis genus you have to be sure that the females don't are too similar to each other.

Distribution
Represented all around the lake in a great number of different coloured variants. However it is missing around Likoma- och Chizumulu Islands.


Photo © Michael Persson
Copadichromis borleyi "Goldfin" male from Benga, Malawi.



Photo © Michael Persson
Copadichromis borleyi "Red fin" male from Kadango, Malawi.



Photo © Michael Persson
Copadichromis borleyi "Red fin" female from Kadango, Malawi.

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