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Old 12-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default What kind of African Cichlids are these two???

Ok here's the deal, I've read post about not buying fish from the assorted label... I didn't know and now I do... So since buying these two I want more.. But I want to stay in the same type.... So here the pics of them type and sex if know would be appreciated thanksClick image for larger version

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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New to this here's the otherClick image for larger version

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7 EB Jack Dempsey
4 BG Jack Dempsey
A whole lot of Jack Fry..lol
10 Angels some Marble,Koi,Kennedy and Stripped
5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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ok....first pic is a male...appears to be of the melanochromis group..don't know which one though...
other pic looks like either a juvie of i don't know what ; or a female i don't know what...
i am not much into mbuna any more and they have gone and changed all the names...
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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I agree with Loha. The first seems to be melanochromis. The second , to me, appears from the face to be a peacock (aulonocara species ) rather than pseudotropheus. That's my best guess.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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Yea... That's about as far as I got also...lol
There's a guy who's pretty knowledgeable at the pet store I'm gonna take the pics to him... Just wanted to see if anyone here would know first... Thank You for trying to help


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5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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After looking up the scientific names you stated. I have an feeling their juveniles then? The first would more than likely be about 3"?
So the second will be convict size?


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7 EB Jack Dempsey
4 BG Jack Dempsey
A whole lot of Jack Fry..lol
10 Angels some Marble,Koi,Kennedy and Stripped
5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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10 Angels some Marble,Koi,Kennedy and Stripped
5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Yes they are juvies, and the first one is definately a melanochromis.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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Yea... I just went by the LFS and he said the same...he said ill know more in a few month well like 4-6..lol so that gives me time to make a better setup cause he told me what else I can put with them....so 125Gallon here I come..



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7 EB Jack Dempsey
4 BG Jack Dempsey
A whole lot of Jack Fry..lol
10 Angels some Marble,Koi,Kennedy and Stripped
5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
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They keep changing their names every other year it seems, but the first is a Melanochromis, and the second a Pseudotropheus.
Or at least they used to be.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #11
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Thanks that helps... Now just have to wait to see which one they are with in there respective group...so until then time for reading


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7 EB Jack Dempsey
4 BG Jack Dempsey
A whole lot of Jack Fry..lol
10 Angels some Marble,Koi,Kennedy and Stripped
5 RB Piranha
3 Jaguar Cichlid
3 Convict
3 Yellow Lab
3 Red Zebra
2 Cobalt Blue Zebra
2 Kennyi
1 EB Johanni
1 Red Oscar
1 Tiger Oscar
1 Albino Tiger Oscar
And 3 Pleco not sure what kind 2 are common the other is a butterfly from what I was told
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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i'd bet it is an auratus...mainly because they seem to be super common in fish stores compared to the others.
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