Cynotilapia afra "Cobue" is a dwarf mbuna from Cobwe', Mozambique. Other varieties of C. afra look quite different depending upon their location in Lake Malawi. These other varieties may eventually be classified as different species. They are a moderately aggressive cichlid that attains a size of only about 4 inches (10 cm) but they can hold their own against some larger mbuna. Cynotilapia afra "Cobue" sometimes spelled cobwe' (pronounced Kob-way). The not-so-common name for the afra cobue is the "orangeback Mozambique" or "Edwardi afra". Below you can see the dominant male.
An adult female is shown above.
The adult male is shown below left and the adult female below right.
The juvenile male is shown above left and the juvenile female above right.
Afra are very similar to the "zebra types" except that they are smaller and they have unicuspid teeth (unlike the bicuspid teeth in the zebras.) as you can see above The afra is also known as the "dogtooth cichlid" (cyno means dog in latin).
Below are a few little fry
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See the "Cichlid News" October 2003 Volume 12 No. 4