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Thanks a lot redchigh...
I found four varieties of them... the blue one with stripes, the yellow one with stripes and two more varieties gold and silver- both without stripes.... Are they all cichlids ???

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Yes. All pictured fish are cichlids from the rift lakes of East Africa. I used to know which lake too, but sorry I've forgotten, I haven't kept these beauties since the mid 1980's.

They need hard water (around 20d GH), with a corresponding high pH (8-9). And lots of space. They are highly territorial, with outcome as redchigh accurately said. Lots of rock caves to establish their territories.

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