• Copadichromis borleyi Red Fin

Copadichromis borleyi Red Fin males have a blue face and a reddish-orange body. Their anal fin and tail are orange.  Juveniles and females are silver with orange anal fins and tail. Larger males from my wholesaler's strain tend to turn redder like the photo. Some can stay more orange. 

Mildly aggressive haplochromines. Can get bossy when larger.  

This fish is being discontinued from in-store stock and will only be available through my special order program.

Have you tried Smart Start Complete yet? It helps to keep your aquarium water cycle system working and keep fish healthy. CAS uses it in our tanks. Our 12 oz. bottles take up the same space as one 3.5" or smaller fish in our 12 x 12 x 10 and larger boxes. This means you can ship a bottle with your fish order with no extra shipping charge in most cases. see https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=343 for more information. 

Best kept in single males in all-male tanks. They mix best with larger Haplochromis and Larger Peacocks in a 4 foot wide (120-Gallon) or larger tank.  It is hard to beat the color of an all-male African Cichlid Tank.

The best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females. 

These will be occasionally available in 3-3.75" Males or 4-4.75+ Males, primary on a special order list

Base Price is a 3" Male

There also is a chance that a few 3-3.5" Males may appear in this fish's listing from time to time as well. 

See Compatibility Chart for more Information

Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee (in Supplies via Amazon.com), Xtreme Big Fella Stick (in Supplies via Amazon.com)

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Profile Specs
Scientific Name Copadichromis borleyi
Common Name(s) Borleyi Red Fin
Geo. Origin Rocky areas along shoreline of Lake Malawi
Habitat Rocky areas
Diet Carnivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Mouth brooder
Temperament Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size 8"
Temperature 78-82F
pH 7.8-8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Copadichromis borleyi Red Fin

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