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Protomelas(Cyrtocara) sp.'taiwan reef'
Category: Cichlids - Malawi - Protomelas
Price: £12.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 3 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.5 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Lake Malawi, Africa|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water essential|