Above: a young male premium Red Empress Hap that is just starting to color up and has the potential to become one of the most beautiful freshwater tropical fish.
This is one of the most beautiful freshwater fish in the world. Click here to see several more pictures. Origin: Lake Malawi in East Africa, where it lives away from the rocks. 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: The Red Empress Haps grow to be about 6" long in aquariums.
Aquarium: They'll eventually need an aquarium with at least 80-gallons of water.
Water: pH of 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 spirulina algae and other plant ingredients. Avoid worms and meaty foods.
Scientific Name: Protomelas taeniolatus - Red Empress
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 have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for 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.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
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.