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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Help ID these 2 cichlids??

I got these two cichlids marked as "assorted cichlids" in petsmart. i think the yellow one is an auratus cichlid, but i may be wrong. I also think that the blue one is a kenyi cichlid. I bought some cichlid pellets, and the blue one eats them, but the yellow one is avoiding them, but then again i just got them yesterday, so i know it takes time. Thanks! PS. sorry for the huge pic!

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-06-2011, 01:49 PM
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The one on the left appears to be Melanochromis Auratus and the one on the right seems to be a Pseudotropheus Lombardoi. I think these are starting places to go from in your research.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-06-2011, 01:59 PM
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The above poster is right except its metriaclima lombardoi. These are two HIGHLY aggressive mbunas so have a large tank ready and be sure to overstock or you will have dead fish very soon.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-06-2011, 02:17 PM
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The above poster is right except its metriaclima lombardoi. These are two HIGHLY aggressive mbunas so have a large tank ready and be sure to overstock or you will have dead fish very soon.
sorry i didnt realise these had been redesignated, but yes i agree, be ready to do some serious diplomatic work!
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-07-2011, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know if my striped raphael catfish and golden chinese algae eater will be fine with these 2 cichlids? and thanks for id'ing them!
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-07-2011, 11:38 PM
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Depends on size of tank. The raphael might be ok but the algea eater will probably be killed in time.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-08-2011, 12:32 AM
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I'm not familiar with these particular cichlids but I could see the algae eater attacking them in time, if it's not killed as rrcoolj said.
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