How big is it? The male will morph into a blue, orange, red, and yellow coloration. Adult Size: 7 inch. Re: Taiwan Reef, Male or Female? Steveni Taiwan Common Name: Albino Taiwan Reef Max Size: 6" pH: 7.5-8.4 Hardness: Hard Temperature: 74-82° Aggressiveness: Aggressive Region of Origin: Lake Malawi, Africa Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred Diet: Flake or pellet Compatibility: Victorian Haps, Malawi Haps, Malawi Peacocks, Synodontis Tank Mate Options: Protomelas sp. In this weeks video we take a look at the Protomelas Steveni AKA The Taiwan Reef. Taiwan Reef Cichlid - Protomelas sp. should be avoided. Here we are today about 2 inches long, 1 scale on the head is blue and still no red on the anal fin and I'm getting worried … “Steveni Taiwan” (Taiwan Reef) Common Name(s): Taiwan Reef Origin: Lake Malawi, Taiwan Reef Habitat: Sediment-free rocky habitat Diet: Herbivore Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder Temperament: Peaceful… Stage 0 No Color Yet . 109/61 Sana Villa Ramintra , Bangchan , Klongsamwa, Bangkok +662-9144491 +6681 9317413 +662-9144491; witun.r@gmail.com; g.aquatic@gmail.com He was sold to me as a vented male. Taiwan Reefs are usually late bloomers. Reviews There are no reviews yet. They are very prolific and will usually ignore their fry. Photo by Sam Borstein. By October 08, I went back to the pair I kept and they were sub adult size by then. The Taiwan Reef Cichlid is a favorite because of it’s amazing color. Join Waitlist Starting at: $ 13.20 Discounts on bulk buys. Steveni Taiwan Red Empress … If you buy a four fish colony, you will get one Guaranteed Male and we will do our best to get you three females.If you buy a six fish colony, you will get one to two males and the rest will be females.. A Friendly Online Community For Cichlid Enthusiasts. "Steveni" Taiwan Reefs. F1's from wild parents and raised here in Florida. Dec 12, 2019. kallililly1973. Remarks: The Taiwan Reef Hap (Protomelas sp. A taiwan reef is not a peacock to start with. Adult Female Stage 2 Nice Transitional Color 12 in stock $ 24.95-+ Add to Cart . Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:46 pm. A Friendly Online Community For Cichlid Enthusiasts. Ideal Tank Conditions: Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F; pH Range: 7.4-8.6; Hardness Range: 10-15; Temperament: They are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around “their” crevice. Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:53 pm. The male regular look Taiwan reef I kept died on me in the late Spring, sometime in April, so all I was left with for adults were 1 albino male. Wow those are some sweet looking fish!! During an expedition along the western coast of Lake Malawi I spent six weeks diving at every possible site. Care Level : Easy. Territorial males of the »Steveni Taiwan« defend territories on top of rocks at rather deep … Exploring Lake Malawi: Taiwan Reef. Dimorphism: The Taiwan Reef Cichlid is a dimorphic species. You can usually find one to buy online and they go for $10 to $50 depending on if it is a male or female and the size. Interestingly almost identical populations, thought to be the same species, are found in Tanzania at Higga Reef and Mbamba Bay Island and are known as »Chimoto Red« and »Chimoto Yellow« respectively. Male and Female Protomelas sp. Our Taiwan Reef Cichlids are at least 3″ inches in size. Premium Unsexed 2" ... Red Fin Borleyi cichlids are found throughout the rocky areas along the Kadango shores of lake Malawi. Let me know when stock is available. Taiwan Reef Cichlids should be kept in a group of at least 8-12 individuals with a minimum of 45 gallons or bigger. In the wild, this cichlid feeds mostly on algae so protein foods such as bloodworms, etc. This unique adaptation, present in East African haplochromine cichlids, is thought to represent male quality and may assist cichlids to attract a female, according to Oklahoma State University. Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:05 am. Red Empress/ Fire Hap (Protomelas taeniolatus)(Likoma Island) (Protomelas taeniolatus) – 2″ @ 10.99 (6 or more @ 8.99) 2″ @ 10.99 (6 or more @ 8.99) 2.5″ @ 16.99. Common Names : Red Empress Cichlid, Haplochromis Red Empress, Spindle Hap, Super Red Empress. "Steveni Taiwan") for sale, Buy 5 get 1 Free. The Taiwan Reef cichlids are an african cichlid originating from lake Malawi. Scientific Name : Protomelas taeniolatus, Trewavas, 1935. From a behavioral perspective, the male will attempt to control a territory. Place of Origin: Lake Malawi - Taiwan Reef Mildly Aggressive, Conspecific Aggressive Feeding: High quality cichlid flakes or pellets specifically for malawi cichlids. Taiwan Reef, Male or Female? Determining the … 'Steveni Taiwan' during a stormy dive in Lake Malawi. Males will also grow to be larger than the females.Taiwan Reef cichlids are mouthbrooders which means that the female will carry the eggs and fry in her mouth to protect them after spawning. Males lacking egg spots are often the target of interspecies aggression … “Steveni Taiwan”) Out of stock. One of the first African cichlids I produced commercially. Comments: These are fabulous fish with great colors. Steveni Taiwan) is a fairly peaceful cichlid from Malawi that will fit well with any Peacock and Hap tank. 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