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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 05:28 AM
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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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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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All I know is that they are adorable! Awww!
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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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.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' to be exact.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 10:55 PM
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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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post #7 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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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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55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 11:12 PM
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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.

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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