Other Kadango Names:
Kadango, Kandango, Red Fin Kadango, Red Fin borleyi, Yellow fin
Kadango Scientific Name:
Copadichromis borleyi, Haplochromis borleyi, Cyrtocara borleyi
Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi
Kadango Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)
Kadango Life Expectancy: 12 years
Kadango Habitat: East African Lake Malawi
Kadango Minimum Tank Size:
Generally peaceful for an african cichlid. Will eat smaller fish.
Kadango Diet & Nutrition:
Omivorous - Does well with flake or pellet food formulated for african cichlids. Diet should be supplimented with fresh green vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, peas or zucchini slices.
An easily kept fish, that has several different color variations, depending on where it is collected from in the lake. They are not overly aggressive, and should not be kept with other overly aggressive fish. As they may become timid and not fare well.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other less aggressive Malawi cichlids, synodontis catfish, plecos.
Kadango Breeding & Spawning:
Typical Malawi mouthbrooder. Keep a ratio of 1 male for every 3-4 females. Once females are holding eggs they can be transferred to another tank to avoid harrassment from the males.
Determining Kadango Sex:
Males have a bright orange body and a dark purple/blue head. Females and juveniles have grey bodies and orange or yellow fins.
Malawi bloat can occur if this fish eats too much protein or fat.
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