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Fish Data : Red Fin Kadango Cichlid


    One of its greatest assets of this cichold is that it is relatively peaceful, only becoming territorial during spawning time. This makes it an especially good fish for the aquarist who wants to house different types Lake Malawi cichlids.

    They are one of Utaka cichlids type from Lake Malawi, Africa. Utaka are fish that live in the open water and feed on zooplankton, tiny planktonic crustaceans drifting on slight currents in the water column. The Utaka is currently comprised of only two slightly varying genera, the Copadichromis and theMchenga, both of which share this distinctive feeding ecology. These are one of the largest Utakas and are found in both shallow or deep waters.

    One of the most interesting things about these fish is that they will form large shoals. These are one of the largest Utakas and are found in both shallow or deep waters. The Haplochromis Borleyi Redfins mostly live near large boulders or near rocky islets set on the sand. The shoals can contain just a few fish or thousands of fish, and are often made up of more than one species.

    This shoaling behavior is distinctly different than the Mbuna, or rock-dwelling cichlids, that are aggressively territorial of their piece of rock. These fish are often found over the same rock piles as Mbuna cichlids, but they are larger than the Mbuna, They were once categorized as Haplochromis. Other closely related open-water cichlids include the Haplochromine cichlids like the favorite Haps of the Haplochromis genus and the pretty Peacock Cichlids of the Aulonocara genus.

    With their nice personality they will also school in the community cichlid aquarium. These cichlid are easy to care for as long as the tank is large enough. The water in the tank must be be kept clean and the aquascaping also needs to be correct. The males are not as hard on the females as other Malawi cichlids can be. They are actually very gentle if there are at least 3 or more females kept in the tank. Though they are easy to breed, avoid cross breeding with similar cichlids to keep the strains pure.
They are available in several color varieties, which provides lots of choices to compliment your collection. They are called "Red Fin" because the females and juveniles have red or orangish fins that contrasted with their dark silver bodies. But the colors vary naturally depending on the geographic region they originate from. In all cases the males are more brightly colored than females.

Tank Setup :
Listed tank sizes are the minimum
Size:
Average adult size: 6-7" (16-18cm) Females smaller
Tank:
Min. Tank requirements: 48" inches in length
Strata:
Middle, top
PH:
PH recommendation 8.0 to 8.5
Hardness:
Hardness: 12-15 dH
Temperature:
78°F to 82°F (25°-28° C)

Feeding : These fish are Omnivore , can eat many small live food or some pellet foods. Don’t feed them so much in one time.

Breeding :   These Cichlids is easy to breed. The key is getting the females into breeding condition. This fish takes awhile to fatten up, but after that the yspawn easily. The females hold about 25 days. I stripped the female at 20, and the babies were close to free swimming. Feed baby brine shrimp, because the fry are small. At about half a week. the red fins start to appear. This fish is easy to raise.

Credits :

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/cichlid/RedFinKadango.php

http://www.borstein.com/sam/?Species_Profiles:Malawi:Copadichromis_borleyi

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile116.html

http://www.fishtankforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=1865



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