can someone tell me what type of cichlids these are - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
can someone tell me what type of cichlids these are

I just got some new cichlids that someone gave me they did not know what kind they are... could someone please help me identify them. I want to make sure they are compatible with my other fish before adding them into my tank.... thanks in advance.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1371.jpg (60.0 KB, 75 views)
ladayen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 11:09 AM
Member
 
bubbles1's Avatar
 
i would say a jewel cichlid.
bubbles1 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 11:45 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Looks like a Jewel Cichlid, Hemichromis bimaculatus. They attain 6 inches and are aggressive so other fish need to be robust. Need places to hide (caves, upturned clay pots, etc. Not good in planted tanks apparently. Soft water African fish, though manages in slightly basic water.

The yellow fish looks like a rift lake cichlid, not sure which species exactly [not too "up" on my rifts], a very different fish, requiring hard water.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
thanks i thought it may be a jewel i have a better pic of the yellow guys i'll attach they look like different types to me but the guy called them both yellow labs.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1365.jpg (51.4 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1369.jpg (46.1 KB, 68 views)
ladayen is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
They are rift lake cichlids, from Lake Malawi I believe. Not sure of the exact species as I said, but being rifts they are not "community" fish except with some other rifts in an appropriately-sized tank.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Byron For This Useful Post:
ladayen (07-28-2011)
post #6 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Thank You so much that helps alot.
ladayen is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 07-28-2011, 02:10 PM
Member
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
The yellow one looks like it very well could be a yellow lab. They are a even tempered mbuna but still very aggressive compared to your standard community fish.

The other one looks to be some variety of elongatus. Theses guys are a little more aggressive than labs . Mbunas do best in a large overstocked tank with 3females per male. Keeping them in a different setting can have mixed results. They eat a mostly vegetarian diet and if offered too much protien they can get bloat and die. Elongatus get to about 7" and labs usually get to about 6".

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell

Last edited by rrcoolj; 07-28-2011 at 02:16 PM.
rrcoolj is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 09-15-2011, 06:45 AM
New Member
 
Bluebirdnanny's Avatar
 
The Jewel looks like it may be a Turquoise Jewel like my two. Only the one spot and more greenish/blue. Check out my 'abuse...' post to see just how aggressive they can be.
Bluebirdnanny is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Member
 
I'm really thinking the dark solid yellow may actually be a red zebra cichlid can't tell 100% from the pic.
k19smith is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-15-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm a total cichlid beginner here but while trolling through forums/books/google trying to choose what to stock my tank with I saw a fish that looks like your darker solid yellow one. It was called "Aulonocara Stuartgranti (Maleri Gold)" like I said I'm a total beginner these other guys are experts!! Thought I'd just chuck that guess in there, it's all a learning curve right!
Posted via Mobile Device
DrivingMissFishy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can somebody identify my cichlids' type ?? raheelshaukat Cichlids 5 06-29-2011 10:04 AM
What type of fish should I get for this type acquarium... mellie901 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 05-13-2009 03:55 PM
What type are these bf2king Cichlids 21 08-15-2007 09:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome