Copadichromis borleyi is a cichlid from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. It is also known by the following names: Haplochromis borleyi. Our strain is from a commercial source. We acquired the strain in 2003. Males can reach 25cm (10 in.). Females are considerably smaller. Males are colorful with blue faces, gill plates and fins with brick red and blue checkered bodies. The males’ fins are blue with whitish margins. Females have drab brownish-gray bodies, but nice yellow-orange fins. Juveniles show the adult female coloration. This fish hails from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.