Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Sunset’
$12.92 – $52.50
Protomelas taeniolatus ‘Sunset Empress’ is a selection of the Red Empress, Protomelas taeniolatus, a cichlid from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa. We developed this strain by selecting for gold bodies from our P. taeniolatus starting in 2010. Males often reach 20cm (8 in.). Females are considerably smaller. Males are colorful with blue faces and gill plates, very gold bodies spangled and red and blue spangled unpaired fins. Females are silvery fish with faint black vertical bars and a black mid-lateral stripe. Juveniles show the adult female coloration. This fish hails from Lake Malawi in eastern Africa.
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