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post #1 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Mislabled fish, any ideas?

I received this fish with some small electric yellows and I'm having a hard time placing what fish it is. All I can gather is that it is some sort of cichlid and I'm hoping someone else can narrow it a bit more. He eats like a pig and is very healthy but has some minor aggression issues, thankfully my dominant male electric yellow keeps him settled down though.


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 11:21 PM
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I would guess a very stressed pseudotropheus socolofi.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 11:26 PM
To me looks like a blue zebra or electric blue?? Looks like a full grown version of my Cobalt Blue Zebra.
I would say for sure of the African Cichlids.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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why stressed, he acts fine.
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To me looks like a blue zebra or electric blue?? Looks like a full grown version of my Cobalt Blue Zebra.
I would say for sure of the African Cichlids.
I disagree about it being a cobalt blue zebra. Not the black on the doesal and anal fins. Sure signs it is not a cobalt blue.

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why stressed, he acts fine.
The barring is signs he is stressed. I don't know if it is water quality or the fact that he might have aggressive tankmates. Another possibly is he is a hybrid. But t me he looks to be a stressed socolofi.

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-04-2012, 05:04 PM
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Im by no means an expert but whilst browsing my lfs online stock and seeing your photo, it looks like a Slender Mbuna 'Chewere' Pseudatropheus sp. 'elongatus chewere'. ??? Just a stab in the dark.
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Im by no means an expert but whilst browsing my lfs online stock and seeing your photo, it looks like a Slender Mbuna 'Chewere' Pseudatropheus sp. 'elongatus chewere'. ??? Just a stab in the dark.
Elongatus have much more black and have a yellow tail fin.

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-04-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the help guys looks like he's a Slender mbuna - Pseudotropheus elongatus, the pictures and behavioral things I've seen and read are pretty much spot on, also they are supposed to have the bars in their coloring.
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