This pair of P. taeniatus ‘Moliwe’ were born in my fish room from wild parents. I gave this pair to a friend when they were just old enough to sex, and he kept them as the only fish in a heavily-planted tank for over a year. They spawned several times for him, but he was not really trying to save any fry. When I heard that he still had the pair I asked if I could borrow them to get a few spawns from, and he responded by giving the pair back to me (he has fry in the tank that will grow up).
I am very happy to have this species back. This is my favorite location variety of P. taeniatus. I was able to collect fish at Moliwe (in Cameroon) in 2009, but I did not bring any back with me because I had some wild fish at home already. One of my dreams is to one day have a BIG tank set up as a Moliwe biotope, complete with the barbs, killies, cichlids and plants from that location. Since the barbs and other endemic cichlid (Benitochromis nigrodorsalis) are larger and more aggressive than the P. taeniatus, I will need the tank to be at least 6 feet long.
P. taeniatus is not very aggressive towards other species. They are very territorial towards other P. taeniatus, however, which will be apparent in this video.