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Plain old Taiwan Reefs are hard enough to come by these days. I'm not sure if I have ever seen any credible evidence of albino taiwans being in oz.

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"Plain old Taiwan Reefs"? :nono:

Nothing at all wrong with normal Taiwan Reef, the males are one of the most stunning of the Malawi non-mbuna.

I have a nice strain I have been maintaining for many years now, with dominant males getting a broad white stripe right down their nose.

I've never personally seen the attraction in albino morphs, particularly when the "plain old" original fish are stunning in themselves, just not a fan of albinos.

Have to agree with Matt, I'm also not sure if I have ever seen any credible evidence of albino taiwans being in oz.

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Plain old Taiwan Reefs are hard enough to come by these days. I'm not sure if I have ever seen any credible evidence of albino taiwans being in oz.

Hard to come by?, but no one wants to buy them lol.

At least the predators enjoy them :(

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Hard to come by?, but no one wants to buy them lol.

At least the predators enjoy them :(

I can't remember the last time I saw some for sale. These days all you see are Chimoto Reds and mud bloods.

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Plain old Taiwan Reefs are hard enough to come by these days. I'm not sure if I have ever seen any credible evidence of albino taiwans being in oz.

They were around circa 2002, at least one breeder in northern NSW had them as he used to sell them to a pet shop in Byron.

Could have been hybrids but they looked the real deal.

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I can't remember the last time I saw some for sale. These days all you see are Chimoto Reds and mud bloods.

Taiwan Reefs (non-albino) are now commonly sold as 'Chimoto Red' by both wholesalers and shops. They are commonly available - on wholesale lists. The demand is the problem - not supply. Donny I know the bloke you are talking about - he sold out and sold to three different people in NSW. I'll make enquiries and see if any of them kept them. The males are real aggressive which is why he gave up on them. As far as purity goes - who knows...

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Taiwan Reefs (non-albino) are now commonly sold as 'Chimoto Red' by both wholesalers and shops. They are commonly available - on wholesale lists.

So you think Taiwan Reefs are being mislabeled as Chimoto Reds?

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Are you referring to Protomelas sp. 'steveni taiwan' mat? These are the same thing as described by Ad himself. Chimoto Red and Chimoto Yellow depending on which area they come from.

Protomelas sp. 'steveni taiwan' comes in three flavours (races), which are known as Taiwan Reef, Chimoto Red and Chimoto Yellow, from Taiwanee Reef, Higga Reef and Mbamba Bay Island respectively.

So yes, same species, but different races and therefore should be treated as different fish.

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So you think Taiwan Reefs are being mislabeled as Chimoto Reds?

Yes - "Chimoto Reds" has become somewhat of a "TRADE NAME" applied to both localities at the non-specialist wholesale / retail level.

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