Protomelas steveni

Common Names: Taiwan Reef
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; Africa
Main Ecosystem: Rift Lake; Rift Lake
Temperament: Active; Active
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: The taiwan reef is a haplochromines from lake malawai. Fairly easy to keep they can be sensitive to poor water conditions. A clumsy fish they need larger tanks with rounded rocks. Fairly peacful for a hap other good species to keep with are Copadichromis and Otopharynx species.
7.8 - 8.6
25°C - 28°C
77°F - 82°F
10 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 18cm (7.1")
Female: 18cm (7.1")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Very easy to tell the difference with the males being brightly colored in blues and yellows and the female a dull brown to gray color
Breeding: Spawning is about the same as other malawi mouthbrooders
Comments: Some info took from
Main Colours: Blue, Yellow, Red
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Convex
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Submitted By: greenmonkey51
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