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post #1 of 3 Old 10-12-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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ID please, some sort of Vieja?

wondering if someone could help me identify this cichlid, sold to me as a Vieja synspilum, upon being in the tank for a while he/she colored up and is blue, turquoise, and a little green with red tipped fins. it's only about 2 inches long right now, it was in with the dempseys at the store but it doesn't really look like a dempsey and the store worker who specializes in central american cichlids assured us it wasn't a dempsey. here are some pics to help



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post #2 of 3 Old 10-13-2011, 12:03 AM
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Definitely some sort of Vieja...could be Synspillum, but hard to tell at this young age. If he starts to develop red around the head it could be. I bought my Synspillum at around the 2" mark also. Here's some pics of mine to give you a comparison.

In the QT tank when I first bought him:


This pic was taken about a month later when he was moved to the main tank:


And a more recent pic. He's now around the 7" mark:

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-03-2011, 05:58 PM
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I believe it is a vieja bifasciatus. The solid line sets it apart from synspilus.
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