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Scientific Name: Protomelas sp. "Steveni Taiwan" (Taiwan Reef)
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Pronunciation: pr
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Common Name(s): Taiwan Reef
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Geo. Origin: Taiwan Reef, Malawi
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Habitat: Sediment-free rocky habitat
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Diet: Herbivore
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Gender Differences: Dimorphic
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Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
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Temperament: Peaceful
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Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
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Maximum Size: 7"
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Temperature: 78 - 82°F
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pH: 7.8 - 8.6
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Water Hardness: Hard
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Difficulty: 1


Images:

Fin Blue Water Underwater Fish

Adult male

Natural environment Fin Water Organism Fish supply

Young adult male

Water Vertebrate Fin Organism Underwater

Subadult male

Water Fin Fish Underwater Marine biology

Adult male

Fin Organism Water Underwater Fish

XL male

Fin Iris Fish Underwater Marine biology

Juvenile: note the large eyes

Fish Marine biology Fin Underwater Electric blue

Subadult male

Vertebrate Fin Underwater Organism Fish

Adult male

Water Fin Fish Underwater Marine biology

XL male
Photo Credit: Peter Repenning




Comments:
In the wild, this cichlid feeds on the biocover with algae constituting the major part of its diet.
 
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