African Cichlid | Taiwan Reef Cichlid

African Cichlid | Taiwan Reef Cichlid

Log in to view prices Log in to view prices Log in to view prices Sale

If ordering a large quantity of a variety of fish, save time on order entry by using our Bulk Order Form!

(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Protomelas Steveni

Common Name: Taiwan Reef Cichlid

Adult Size: 7 inches

Habitat:  Lake Malawi, Africa

Tank Size: 75 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 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.