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post #1 of 20 Old 04-25-2007, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Identify fish and tank mates



I have inherited this fish from a friend who had to move and couldn't house the fish or tank in his new place. I was not sure what type of cichlid it is or even if it is a cichlid. Could anyone please identify it and options of a few tank mates that would suit them he is housed in a 4ft tank.


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post #2 of 20 Old 04-25-2007, 08:46 AM
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the stripes look like a convict but i'm not sure about the face.
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post #3 of 20 Old 04-25-2007, 11:45 AM
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Not a convict, likely some kind of african....pic isn't very good for a positive ID though. Any chance of a better side pic?
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post #4 of 20 Old 04-26-2007, 06:08 AM
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hi

agree with african
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-26-2007, 06:41 AM
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I had thought for awhile that it could be Venustus but I could be wrong.

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post #6 of 20 Old 04-26-2007, 06:49 AM
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it sorta looks like a female electric blue but hey im hopless at id'ing fish
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post #7 of 20 Old 04-26-2007, 09:18 AM
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I had thought for awhile that it could be Venustus but I could be wrong.
i was thinking female kenyii but not colourful enough
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-26-2007, 10:02 AM
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Not a venustus for sure, and definitely not a kenyi. Could be a female fryeri or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)
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Not a venustus for sure, and definitely not a kenyi. Could be a female fryeri or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)
I am really in no place to say as I have very limited knowledge of most cichlids but from the picture, a female peacock of some sort would also be my guess.
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or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)
You just reminded me again that I used to keep a female brown Aulonocara nyassae.;) It has been a long time since I kept Malawian cichlids.

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