Above: a mature premium male Spilonotus Tanzania, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Click here to see several more pictures of this species.
Origin: Lake Malawi is in East Africa, where it lives away from the rocks. But now it is raised on fish farms and lives in aquariums all over the world.
Variations: There are several color variations, which may in fact be separate species.
Size: Male Spilonotus Tanzania grow to be about 12" long in aquariums, females grow to about 8" long.
Aquarium: They'll eventually need an aquarium with at least 100-gallons of water.
Water: pH from about 7.8 to maybe 8.4 and high mineral content.
Temperature: About 76 to 80-degrees F. with 78 preferred.
Food: Pellets with lots of spirulena algae and other plant ingredients. Avoid worms and meaty foods.
Scientific Name: Protomelas insignus (sp. "Spilonotus Tanzania") from Liuli in Lake Malawi.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
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All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
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"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
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Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.