OB Red Empress - Protomelas taeniolatus - Live Fish

OB Red Empress - Protomelas taeniolatus - Live Fish

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The OB Red Empress cichlid - Protomelas taeniolatus - is the perfect addition to any Peacock or Hap tank. Their bright red bodies and blue-green faces are unmatched in this part of the world. This line also has blotches as they carry the OB gene. These Haps are opportunistic feeders in the wild and will happily take anything offered in captivity.

Latin Name: Protomelas taeniolatus

Maximum Size: 8 inches

pH: 7.5 to 8.5

Temperature: 75 to 85 degrees F

Water Hardness: Hard

Behavior: Semi- aggressive (May chase/ nibble other fish)

Native Region: Lake Malawi, Africa

Source Of Fish: Captive bred

Diet: Pellets, flakes, dried krill or frozen aquatic foods

Suitable Tank Mates: Malawi fish, plecos

Overall Ease Of Care: Medium (Appropriate for keepers with basic expertise)


  • Orders are shipped out Monday-Wednesday
  • Local pick up is available
  • Rockland Aquarium
  • 132 Route 304
  • Bardonia, NY 10954

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    Photo in this listing is a SAMPLE photo of fish available not an exact photo of the fish you will receive. You will get same type, color & same grade.  

    • To claim DOA, we WILL REQUIRE PROOF in the form of a picture/video of the dead fish inside the bag.
    • Refunds are issued for the cost of the fish, not the cost of the shipping.
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    • All sizes listed are approximate.
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    Rockland Aquarium

    132 Route 304

    Bardonia, NY 10954

    Be mindful of the laws in your state before placing your order! If the fish selected are illegal in the state you reside in, your order will be cancelled. 

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