Orange Back Cobue
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TheÂ Cynotilapia zebroidesÂ Orange Back (Cobue)Â is a dwarf Lake Malawi Mbuna cichlid found in Cobweâ€™, Mozambique. Â In their Natural Habitat,Â Cynotilapia zebroidesÂ are found in the deeper to intermediate rocky regions and open waters of the lake. Â They are also known byÂ tropical fish keepingÂ enthusiasts asÂ Orangeback Mozambique, Edwardi afra,Â Orange Backs,Â orÂ Microchromis zebroids â€œCobueâ€.
- Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons
- Care Level: Moderately Easy
- Temperament: Semi aggressive
- Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately hardy
- Water Conditions: 75-81Â° F, pH 7.8-9.0, KH 15-25
- Max. Size: Male 3 1/2â€³, Females 3â€³
- Color Form: Yellow, Blue
- Diet: Omnivore
- Compatibility: Relatively calm mbuna cichlid
- Origin: Cobweâ€™, Mozambique; Lake Malawi, Africa
- Family: Cichlidae
- Lifespan: 5-10 years
- Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate
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