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Old 09-22-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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Ovatus also Protomelas spilonotus?

So today I was at That Fish Place. I saw, what was labelled as, an Ovatus. Unfortunately I didn't think to get the scientific name of him. He was blue and had some yellow in him. Pretty large as he was, around 8inches. He was alone in his tank. I think he was absolutely beautiful. He looked pretty much like this guy,


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So I am very interested in getting one of these, so I did so erase arch and I keep running in circles. Some say its Ovatus unk scientific name. Others say its Protomelas spilonotus aka Mala Rock. If anyone is able to help me I would greatly appreciate it. I would love to get a male and female. From what I have read about Protomelas spilonotus they grow to about 12" and female is like a brown color. They will be going into a 120gal community tank.

Thanks in advance for the help!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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Sulphur head aka Protomelas spilonotus
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I agree, from everything I'm reading "ovatus" is an outdated name for protomelas spilonotus
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I agree, from everything I'm reading "ovatus" is an outdated name for protomelas spilonotus
Yea and I'm not able to find much information on them. Only thing I can find is they get along with other fish get 10-12 inches long and spawn easily. I was hoping I could find someone on here that has some and can give me more info on them.
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Yea and I'm not able to find much information on them. Only thing I can find is they get along with other fish get 10-12 inches long and spawn easily. I was hoping I could find someone on here that has some and can give me more info on them.
Mogoraku is knowledgable in Malawian haps, I would try him
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