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ID my new fish please.
Old 12-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
 
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Talking ID my new fish please.

I got these 4 new fish. They are 1 inch.... please help me to identify these fish and if there is anything interesting about them let me know thanks. :)


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Old 12-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
 
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These are Cichlids thats all I know but whata their names ?!
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
 
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ok found out what the blue cichlid is called :) , its Kenyi Cichlid (Metriaclima lombardoi) and its a female I think males are bright yellow. Now I have to find out about the yellow stripped cichlid.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
 
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The yellow stripped one is Melanochromis auratus :) and I have both females lolz. no male.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:17 PM   #5
 
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All kenyi are blue when young. The males will change yellow when they mature. These are HIGHLY aggressive fish so make sure you have a lot of space and alot of hiding places to keep them long term.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for your reply... I have also read that they change colour but can you tell me at what age they change colour fm female to male ?


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All kenyi are blue when young. The males will change yellow when they mature. These are HIGHLY aggressive fish so make sure you have a lot of space and alot of hiding places to keep them long term.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #7
 
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I have never kept kenyi so i cannot say for sure but most will mature when they are around 3" long.
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