Africa: Lake Malawi
Mouthbrooder: after spawning, the females incubate the eggs in their mouth until the fry are free-swimming. Males will mate with multiple females. The fry are easily raised with first foods such as baby brine shrimp.
Carnivorous. Dry foods and frozen foods.
Male Azureus rival the better known Electric Blue for the intensity of their blue colour. Hardy and easy to care for. Copadichromis mostly inhabit open water areas of the lake, they mainly feed on plankton. They are hardy active fish, preferring plenty of open swimming space with a few rocks for hiding places.