Protomelas marginatus Turquoise is a rare haplochromis type fish from Lake Malawi. Males have a blue face and a turquoise body with a black vertical line dividing the body in half. Females are silver with a black line dividing the body in half. Their body usually has dull yellow on it as well. These fish are not always available in the hobby. These fish can take time to reach full color and are difficult to photo. To get the best of their color, do not mix them with more aggressive fish. These fish are very slow to color.
Mildly aggressive haplochromis that mixes well with most other haplochromis, peacocks, milder mbuna, and milder Lake Victorians.
These fish are brought in-stock in 3" or larger males. Smaller sizes are occasionally available through my special order list.
Base Price is a 3" Part Color Male
see https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=89 when I am ordering from my wholesaler.
There also is a chance that a few 3-3.5" Part Color Males or 4-4.75"+ Males may appear in this fish's listing from time to time as well.
Be sure to sign up for the newsletter in your account (Name, Address, Phone number for shipping purposes) to know when these fish are available.
Best kept in single male tanks with milder peacocks and milder Lake Malawi Haplochromines.
Best mix of sex for breeding is one male with five or six females.
Recommended foods Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee, Xtreme Big Fella Stick
More information on http://www.cascommunityforums.com/
|Scientific Name||Protomelas Marginatus (Turquoise Bileanatus)|
|Common Name(s)||Protomelas Marginatus (Turquoise Bileanatus)|
|Geo. Origin||Lake Malawi|
|Conspecific Temperament||Mildly Aggressive|
|Temperature||78 - 82F|
|pH||7.8 - 8.6|
Protomelas marginatus (Turquoise Hap) (RARE)
- Availability: Out Of Stock