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Old 10-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
 
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I bought eight of these from a local guy. There are 2 proven pairs within them...just not sure. Description: bright blue eyes, stripes like a convict but less of them, and they can be anywhere between dark brown to yellow in color. Stripes are more pronounce when lighter in color. What type of cichlid are they?











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Old 10-18-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
 
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They look like Africans to me - I can't ID Africans. There are a few people I have in mind that probably can.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
 
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All I know is that they are adorable! Awww!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
 
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I dont think they are african cichlids. I have been told they are RIO Cahals but I am not wuite sure how true that is.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
 
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Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' to be exact.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
 
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They are Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' am almost 99.9% sure.

I cant see very well from the pictures but if they have an orange hue on their dorsal fin then they are.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
 
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They are Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' am almost 99.9% sure.

I cant see very well from the pictures but if they have an orange hue on their dorsal fin then they are.
Yes they do. I thought so too, but something had me thinking differently, not sure why.


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Old 10-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
 
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They do get confused with Africans sometimes and I have seen people mistakenly keep them with Africans. They look very similar to young africans but their head shape and blue eyes tend to give them away.

They have a very slight bump just above their eyes, not always visible but if you feel it gently you can see it is there.
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