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Cichlid ID please :D

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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Cool Cichlid ID please :D

I just went to my local aquarium to get some red ludwigia and they are the only place to buy cherry shrimp in my city :/ when i looked in the tank with the red ludwigia and discovered these tiny fish swimming about in the tank. I asked an employee what fish those where but to my unsurprised self, he had no clue. I have never reared cichilids EVER before but judging by the looks, they are some sort of cichlid. They are so tiny so i cant get much of a good pic of them but i can describe them as good as i can:

typical cichlid fins (long top fin, broad forehead, etc) body is yello with dark black stripes i had to buy them cause there were other larger fish in the tank that were chasing them about...plus they looked purdy darn adorable ;D and they gave me a sweet deal of only 10 cents each. >.<

i can add more details if necessary but i will keep lookin online for a pic that looks similar to them :D
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
 
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lets see, they are obviously not discus or angels, or oscards, for sure...
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
 
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kinda look like this, ONLY NOT BLUE, but yellow. File:Pseudotropheus elongatus LikomaIsland.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #4
 
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might be very small Frontosa Cichlids, which my be sightly yellowish when young.

When small: Item Images

When large: Lake Malawi & Tanganyika Cichlids
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
 
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might be very small Frontosa Cichlids, which my be sightly yellowish when young.

When small: Item Images

When large: Lake Malawi & Tanganyika Cichlids

kinda look like that but the body is more rounded rather than slinder. the face is black and forehead is more broader. God i hope they dont get that big 0_0 im only holding them in a small 10 gallon tank to llve with my guppys and cherry shrimps till i can deliver them to another friend of mine with cichlid tanks
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:22 AM   #6
 
dose it look something like this ? this is a young pseudotropheus crabro (a.k.a bumblebee cichlid).



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Old 09-16-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
 
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dose it look something like this ? this is a young pseudotropheus crabro (a.k.a bumblebee cichlid).



Yes alot like that. The only difference is mine has more of a black colored face but all and all looks very much alike now for research!!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #8
 
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i called my kocal aquarium again and showed them the fish. He said the fish that had the babies were his own personal fish and Identified them as petrotilapia chitimba. so im going to research them
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:20 PM   #9
 
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That is a beautiful fish but not for a 10 gal tank.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #10
 
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Cool

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That is a beautiful fish but not for a 10 gal tank.

i figure as much. I really dont think any cichlid is to be in a 10 gallon. But i cant get rid of them, the aquarium wont take them back and they are only about the size as my finger nail (gots small hands XD) so i hope they will be ok till they get a bit bigger so i can sell them elsewhere. They seem to be very happy, very active and eating alot 0_0 they guppies chase them every once in awhile but they seem to have made there home in the java moss i have for the cherry shirmp....god i hope they dont eat the baby cherries...
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