Orange Back Cobue

Orange Back Cobue

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The Cynotilapia zebroides Orange Back (Cobue) is a dwarf Lake Malawi Mbuna cichlid found in Cobwe’, Mozambique.   In their Natural Habitat, Cynotilapia zebroides are found in the deeper to intermediate rocky regions and open waters of the lake.  They are also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Orangeback Mozambique, Edwardi afra, Orange Backs, or Microchromis zebroids “Cobue”.


Quick Facts

  • Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
  • Care Level: Moderately Easy
  • Temperament: Semi aggressive
  • Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately hardy
  • Water Conditions: 75-81° F, pH 7.8-9.0, KH 15-25
  • Max. Size: Male 3 1/2″, Females 3″
  • Color Form: Yellow, Blue
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Compatibility: Relatively calm mbuna cichlid
  • Origin: Cobwe’, Mozambique; Lake Malawi, Africa
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Lifespan: 5-10 years
  • Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate


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