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post #1 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Another ID these fish

I'm trying to ID these 2 blue fish. They were both sold as P. socolofi but I"m questioning that now.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 03:47 PM
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Pseudotropheus zebra ... Common name blue zebra cichlid :):):)
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Are they both this species?
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 03:55 PM
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I believe so. There used to be a "P. socolofi" and a "P. socolofi 'Zebra'" but I believe they are still the same species (for now)

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 04:29 PM
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The striped one is not a zebra or socolofi....by the way the cobalt blue zevra is a varient of the red zebra. the socolofi are a completely different species. The solid one could be either, but I lean toward the zebra. The striped one is a lombaroi aka Kenyi.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 08:22 PM
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Blue fish is a Pseudotropheus elongatus not a Kenyi.

Other one looks like a young Metriaclima callainos (Cobalt Zebra) but cannot see enough of the color to be certain.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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They are both blue. One has stripes one doesn't. I'll mention the one with stripes will sometimes go black stripes with white body instead of blue sometimes. Seems to be when displaying dominance.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-26-2012, 08:54 PM
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am 99% sure it is Metriaclima callainos (non stripped one).

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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