Scientific Name: Protomelas Steveni
Common Name: Taiwan Reef Cichlid
Adult Size: 7 inch
Habitat: Lake Malawi
Tank Size: 75 Gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 78°F
pH Range: 7.0-8.0
Hardness Range: 10-15
Temperament: They are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around “their” crevice.
Diet & Nutrition: Algae constitutes a large portion of this fishes diet in the wild.
Breeding & Spawning: Maternal Mouthbrooder breeds best in trios in larger tanks of 75 gallons or more.
Gender: Male of the species has brighter coloration while the females are plainer and more drab.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart