Fish Index For You: How To Raise Copadichromis Trewavasae

Copadichromis trewavasae

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Wild Caught Copadichromis trewavasae “Mloto Likoma Tanzania” Pictured

  • Common Names: None. Described by Konings January 1999.  Appeared in TFH May 1999.
  • Locations Collected From:  Likoma, and probably some others recently collected from.
  • Approximate Size: 5 inches with females being slightly smaller.
  • Food:  Accepts most foods.  I have not tried pellet food but they have accepted everything else that has been offerred to include flake food, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae, Daphnia.
  • Water Conditions:  pH between 7.5 and 8.5.   Temperatures between 75 and 82 degrees F.
  • Breeding Behavior:  Mouthbrooder. Seems to be a seasonal spawner.  Males are not very aggressive towards females.  Seem to like caves even though they are an open water Utaka species.  I have gotten small spawns from them ranging 10-20.
  • Tankmates:  I have not had the adults in with any other species however they would probably do well with similar size peacocks or other Utaka.  My fry have done well with similar size Labidochromis sp. hongi and Haplochromis sp. kenya Gold as well as Cyprichromis leptosoma.  I will update this section as I learn more.

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