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Protomelas taeniolatus


Species: Protomelas taeniolatus
Common Name: Red Empress
Size: Up to 5.5" (14cm ) females slightly smaller.
Habitat: AFRICA: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
Min Tank Size: 75 gallon or larger.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, frozen and live. Supplement with algae based food.
Behavior: Aggressive to own species one male per tank, unless huge.
Water: 72 - 81°F (22-27 C); pH range: 7.5 8.0; dH range: 9 - 19
Care: Best in African only tanks with fish of similar sizes and temperament, or species only.
Communities: Territorial keep with other mbuna and synodontis cats.
Suitability: Some experience with more aggressive cichlids.

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