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Old 03-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
 
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Question ID cichlid???

can any1 please tell me what this cichlid is please, i was told there tanganyikan cichlid but the guy didnt know what they were, i bought 5 really cheap coz he didnt know....thank you :):):)
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
 
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Looks like some type of Paracyprichromis, although I am no expert.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
 
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hmmm, its very similar in body and fin apearence and it has a yellow dorsal fin and black bars from the top os its body going down its body :):)
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
 
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If the black stripes are vertical it is probably a Cyprichromis zonatus juvinile.


As I said, I am no expert but thats what it looks like to me.

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #5
 
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no there shaped more like a brichardi , they are identical to the pic i posted, i just dno what they are ???

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
 
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I guess the angle of the pic is causing me trouble. If you can get a profile pick that would help, of maybe someone else knows.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:18 PM   #7
 
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I was poking around on another forum and found your fish, I am 99% sure it is Lamprologus caudopunctatus. Caudopunctatus are shell dwellers, I keep my shell dwellers in a 20gal with play sand, escargot shells and whale eye shells. If you are going to keep shell dwellers I suggest joining shelldwellers.com and asking any questions you have there.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:21 AM   #8
 
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thank you for your help, woke up this morning and all my cichlids are dead
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:54 AM   #9
 
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looks pretty :3 i want
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