Name:   Cynotilapia zebroids "Cobue"

Synonym:   Cynotilapia afra "Cobue" or Microchromis zebroids "Cobue"

Common name:   "Orangeback Mozambique" or "Edwardi afra".

Location:    Lake Malawi,   Cobwe', Mozambique

Adult size:    3.5 inches (9 cm)

Diet:    omnivore


Personal notes:  Cynotilapia zebroids "Cobue" is a dwarf mbuna from Cobwe', Mozambique.  They are a moderately aggressive cichlid that attains a size of only about 3.5 inches (9 cm) but they can hold their own against some larger mbuna.  Until fairly recently, Cynotilapia zebroids "Cobue" was known as 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".

The adult male is shown above and below left with the adult female on the 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 also:


Big Sky Cichlids

Malawi Dream

See the "Cichlid News" October 2003 Volume 12 No. 4