Protomelas taeniolatus (Fire Hap) (Super Red Empress) is a German line bred version of Red Empress. They tend to color at a smaller size than basic Red Empress; but, sometimes can be difficult to get to color. The line in their midbody may reappear when they are stressed or uncomfortable with a new tank.
Base Price is set to a 3 Part Color Male.
Mildly aggressive haplochromis that mixes well with most other haplochromis, peacocks, milder mbuna, and milder Lake Victorians.
Part color males can sometimes look similar to part color Lethrinops Intermedius (Oto. Tetrastigma). It is not wise to mix males of these two fish when they are too similar in color. When they get to full color, they normally do better together.
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.
See Compatibility Chart for more Information
Recommended Foods: Recommended Foods: Xtreme Cichlid PeeWee, Cobalt Blue (Cobalt Aquatics) Cichlid Flakes or Spirulina Pellets or Flakes
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|Scientific Name||Protomelas Fire Hap (Taeniolates Red)|
|Common Name(s)||Protomelas Fire Hap (Taeniolates Red)|
|Geo. Origin||Aquarium line-bred strain of the Namalenje variety|
|Habitat||Sediment-free rocky habitat|
|Temperature||78 - 82F|
|pH||7.8 - 8.6|
Protomelas taeniolatus Red (Fire Hap) (Super Red Empress)
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