View Full Version : Protomelas taeniolatus(red empress)
01-20-2003, 08:40 PM
I was wondering when these guys start getting any color? I have one about 1 1/2" long and it is still sliver with black stripes. I'm asking because i'm hoping its not a female.When do males color up?
I also have a "taiwan reef"(1 1/2") that i'm also wondering if it is a female since it is still sliver. When do these guys color up.
01-21-2003, 03:49 AM
you're in for a wait...mine took over a year!
01-21-2003, 12:02 PM
it took over a year to notice any coloring at all? On the red empress or the taiwan reef?
01-21-2003, 12:19 PM
red empress...but i think that somebody on the forum said that their taiwan reef took just as long. :shock:
01-21-2003, 01:35 PM
so it took over a year to get any coloring at all? I jsut want to be able to tell if it is male or female,I'm not talking full mature coloring.
01-21-2003, 05:45 PM
as i recall, i bought three and i thought that they all had a hint of red in them...i lost one and am left with the male and a silver/black female. i never saw that hint of red in any of them once i got them home. this male did not color up gradually, but all of a sudden burst into full color.
01-21-2003, 06:48 PM
thanks for all the help. Its so hard waiting, but i know in the end it will be worth the wait.
01-21-2003, 07:51 PM
look here for some poor pics of my guy--he's actually more vividly colored than he looks in these photos.
06-01-2003, 01:28 PM
the second one has turned out to be a male, also. and now, the male that colored up first is kicking the crap out of the d. compressiceps! there's all kinds of madness going on in my tanks these days!:jaw:
06-01-2003, 09:30 PM
yeah who ever said Red Emps are not agressive?
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