Hi Dean, Protomelas kirkii is a pretty rare fish in the hobby. Some of us bought some about 5 or 6 years ago from Old World Exotics, and these were not regular kirkii, but were called Protomelas kirkii "wide bar" -- a really nice fish. Suggest looking at lists around the country to see if you can find this species listed. I had given some to a bunch of GCCA members and some friends in the midwest, not sure if anyone still has them or is breeding it. The females of the "wide bar" had a really nice pattern with a lot of barring. -Mike H.
I bought a beautiful protomelas kirkii from a guy getting out of the hobby. He's a beautiful fish and I'd like to get some females but I can't find anywhere to purchase them, not even online. Does anyone have any leads as to where I can get some females?