Chrysonotus Cichlid (Copadichromis chrysonotus)

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Chrysonotus Cichlid

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Chrysonotus Cichlid

Copadichromis chrysonotus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

15-17 cm (5.9-6.7")




8.0 - 8.5

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Chrysonotus Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cyrtocara chrysonota, Paratilapia chrysonsota, Haplochromis chrysonotus

Origin[edit | edit source]

Endemic to Lake Malawi.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Male develops dark blue/black in the face, body and fins and light blue along the dorsal. Some yellow may show on the anal and pelvic fins. Female is silver with three black spots in the body and a yellow caudal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Keep in Lake Malawi Cichlid set ups only.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Feed a quality Cichlid flake/pellet food, supplement occasionally with frozen brine shrimp, krill and mysis shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

The aquarium should have some rock work but still provide open swimming space both along the bottom and mid-tank region.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Typical African Cichlid, should only be kept with other African Cichlids.

Identification[edit | edit source]

See sexing for colouration between males and females. The fish is elongated in shape with a pointed nose and iridescent scales. Not to be mistaken with Copadichromis azureus, the C.chrysonotus male has a white dorsal fin, females are almost impossible to tell apart.

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