• Protomelas taeniolatus Chizumulu Island Tangerine Tiger (Rare)

Protomelas taeniolatus Chizumulu Tangerine Tiger males have a blue face, yellow/orange body with black stripes, a blue dorsal fin with an upper red edge, a red anal fin, and a mix of blue and red on their tail. Females are silver with checkerboard type black lines. It is an older fish that was not collected from the lake for some time. Very Rare Collection point makes them  They are a rare find in the hobby.  This fish is attractive; but more aggressive than most other Protomelas types. Males from this stain tends to show lighter blue on the face, with brighter yellow on the body and red on the tail and dorsal fins. Do not confuse this fish with Protomelas Taeniolatus Likoma Island which is also referred to as a Tangerine Tiger.  Likoma Island is turquoise with a yellow shoulder and yellow lower fins. Do not mix them with Red Empress, Super Red Empress, or Intermedius.

Last Grow Out Count10/20/2017. Next Grow Out Count due11/03/2017.  Please note if I run out of time in a count, discontinued fish may be skipped to the next count (3 weeks beyond date listed).

Once this fish is gone from stock, I will only be able to offer the Likoma type from my main supply source by special order.  

Base price is set to the price of a 2.5" Male




Mildly aggressive haplochromis that mixes well with most other haplochromis, peacocks, milder mbuna, and milder Lake Victorians. Does not mix well with Red Empress and Intermedius. 

See Compatibility Chart for more Information

Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee available in my Associate Store at http://astore.amazon.com/cicharespec-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=36 , Cobalt Blue (Cobalt Aquatics) Cichlid Flakes or Sprirulina Pellets or Flakes available in my Associate Store at http://astore.amazon.com/cicharespec-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=37

More Information on: http://cascommunityforums.com/index.php

Profile Specs
Scientific Name Protomelas Fenestretus Tangerine Tiger
Common Name(s) Protomelas Fenestretus Tangerine Tiger
Geo. Origin Aquarium line-bred strain of the Namalenje variety
Habitat Sediment-free rocky habitat
Diet Herbivore
Gender Differences Dimorphic
Breeding Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament Aggressive
Maximum Size 9"
Temperature 78 - 82F
pH 7.8 - 8.6
Water Hardness Hard

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Protomelas taeniolatus Chizumulu Island Tangerine Tiger (Rare)

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