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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Cichlids - Malawi - Protomelas> Protomelas(Cyrtocara) sp.'taiwan reef'


Protomelas(Cyrtocara) sp.'taiwan reef'

Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Protomelas

Size: 4-5cm

Price: £12.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 3 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 4-5cm

Protomelas sp "Steveni Taiwan" (Protomelas sp "Taiwan Reef", Cyrtocara "Taiwan Reef")

Immature fish are silvery-green with dark vertical bands and simple red and blue spots on the unpaired fins. Mature females are similar, but mature males in breeding condition are completely different: the head is blue, the body muddy yellow to orange, and the anal fin vivid red. A superb fish, but often overlooked because of its unexciting colouration when young. Solitary males tend not to develop their full colours, so keep in groups of one male with three (or more) females).


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Relatively tolerant, this is a good community tank Malawian cichlid. It is too mild to be kept with Mbuna, but works well with Aulonocara, Cyrtocara, etc. Eats most foods, but a good mix of frozen foods, carnivore flake, and algae-based flake food is recommended.

Breeding relatively easy. These fish will spawn even when quite small. The females mouthbrood a clutch of a few dozen eggs for a period of about 3-4 weeks. The fry are easy to rear on liquid fry food and finely powdered flake.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Lake Malawi, Africa
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 12-15 cm
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water essential
Water PH 7.5-8.5