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General Body Form:
The Haplochromis Borleyi Red Fin have general shape of Peacock cichlid
with a few variations.
The most commonly know variety is the "Gold Fin" with the male being red in the body,blue face and blue fins. Females are silver with orange anal and pectoral fins,with a tipping of orange on top of the dorsal fin. They have several very faint vertical lines from the head to the caudal area. Other color descriptions of the Haplochromis Borleyi Redfin depend on location within Lake Malawi. The Haplochromis Borleyi Red Fin is one color variety of the Haplochromis Borleyi RedFin .Other common names or different spellings these fish are known by are the Chakhuta, Haplochromis Goldfin, Happy, Red finned Borleyi, and Utaka A few names related to the location are Kandango, Liuli, Sambia Reef, and Gold Fin. They are one of the largest Utakas. The are larger then mbunas and were once categorized as Haplochromis. Available in several color varieties, this species provides lots of choices to compliment your collection.
Has been bred in captivity. The male is ready to breed in about a year. The female is a mouth brooder and will carry up to 60 eggs. The eggs take a little longer then the typical 21 days. They can take just over three weeks to hatch.The young are born silver with orange fins and they are slow to grow.
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