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Protomelas Taeniolatus - Red Empress


Med 2-3 Inch

Protomelas Taeniolatus - Red Empress, Unsexed, Tank Raised   
Average Adult Fish Size: 5-6”
Place of Origin: Lake Malawi, Namalenjie Island
Feeding: Algae based High Quality Flake
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive

Red Empress cichlids are beautiful fish that are great for beginners and experts alike.  They are found throughout lake Malawi. They are typically found in the sediment free area primarily feeding on algae and other plant material.  They will need rockwork to explore as well as open swimming areas. 

The dominant male shows a blue head and orange-red crosshatch coloration on the flanks with red speckling on the fins. Females and juveniles are a drab gray-brown with black horizontal striping.  These colorful Protomelas are often confused with the Peacock cichlids from genus Aulonocara.



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