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Old 12-20-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
 
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Labidochromis Do they come in blue too? I have 2 blues with the same marking as my yellows. One is dark blue ane is a lighter blue. Ok another thing is I have a 75 gallon tank I have two of these blues two of the yellow Labidochromis. 2 Auratus, a peacock, and what I think is a jelly bean cichlid. Am I ok or do you think its too overstocked? And will everything I have in there go alright togather?
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
 
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Your 75 gallons is not overstocked. More like a bit understocked. A picture will help to identify your labidochromis.:)
Your jellybean cichlid is probably a jellybean parrotfish which is unfortunately, fertile.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:26 PM   #3
 
Yes there are blue labidichromis. The most notable are yellow with black finnage. There is a subspecies that have blue finnage. Rather rare though. Nix the jellybean, neat fish, but it is a mutt--a hybrid.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:30 PM   #4
 
Best guess on the blues - socolofi - used to psuedotropheus. Hard telling the genus name now. I think the powers that be re-identify fish every other Thursday just to keep us on our toes. Before they were called socolofi they were called pidonis(pin-don-i). Go figure.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
 
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Nix the jellybean, neat fish, but it is a mutt--a hybrid.
I agree.:) Parrots are just sick. I have seen blood parrots which could rarely even close their mouths. Dyeing and producing of hybrids should be banned.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:39 PM   #6
 
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no its not a parrot there is a pic of one I found on another site I will get a pic og mine maybe tomorrow if I can.


this isnt or is it? If it is Im a little ticked becaust I stressed to the man I only wanted natural fish. Not died or man made.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:42 PM   #7
 
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no its not a parrot there is a pic of one I found on another site I will get a pic og mine maybe tomorrow if I can.


this isnt or is it? If it is Im a little ticked becaust I stressed to the man I only wanted natural fish. Not died or man made.
It's still a jellybean. They are far different from blood parrots. Jellybeans are rather drab and are fertile. Blood parrots are sterile. Jellybeans are man-made which means they're not natural.:)
Your lfs will never tell you anything about dyed fish and hybrids. I strongly resent the laws allowing the legality of dyeing.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:53 PM   #8
 
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Dang it so now what do I do now? I hate to just take it back. I like him and all I just didnt want to contrbuite to that kind of stuff. I know I should have done my reserch and all first but I trusted him. :( Guess I learnd the hard way. I'm so disapointed.........The over stocking thing so I can still get more fish? I thought it was like 10 gallons a fish!
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:57 PM   #9
 
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Dang it so now what do I do now? I hate to just take it back. I like him and all I just didnt want to contrbuite to that kind of stuff. I know I should have done my reserch and all first but I trusted him. :( Guess I learnd the hard way. I'm so disapointed.........The over stocking thing so I can still get more fish? I thought it was like 10 gallons a fish!
That's ok though you may have to monitor it as jellybeans stay small and will be easily harassed if its other tankmates are larger. It can fend for itself but not with large tankmates.
Be sure to provide your tank with more hiding places. Your auratus are quite belligerent and can be troublesome. Ensure the rockwork is secured. Auratus are maybe small but are far too destructive.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:14 AM   #10
 
I was told that some of your high quality labs will have a blue hue in the black fins, but considering i can't afford to get wild labs (range from $55-75/each! IF you can find wilds)
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