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post #1 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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More Cichlid ID challenges. Please help

Can anyone ID the bottom two fishes. Their shape is similar to the Krobia South American cichlid, but not sure. Does anyone have more detail?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 04:56 AM
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Don't quote me,but top photo looks very much like yellow labidochromis. Bottom two look very much like some rainbow cichlids I once kept but I am not certain.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 06:25 AM
i'll agree with 1077 that the bottom two do look like rainbow cichlids-herotilopia multispinosa
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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I searched more pics and have to agree that they are rainbow cichlids. Thanks. I bought them without knowing what they were due to the fact that the LFS asked R10 (South Africa) for both, which is less than 2 dollars for both. Actually I bought over 40 cichlids from the same LFS, ranging from big to small for R10 ($1.70) a fish on condition I took them all. Ive had them for 8 months now and started ID them. Thansk for the help so far.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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check this pic out it looks alot like them also just smaller
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it does, mine is however a more dull yellowish colour. If you compare it against the yellow labidochromis in the photo you can see the dull yellow Im referring to.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-08-2009, 04:25 PM
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No, not Salvini. Salvini have two blotchy dark lines running from the eye to the tail and approx. 4 horizontal lines across the forehead. I'm thinking they look more like the Rainbow cichlid.

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-11-2009, 09:13 PM
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I think they resemble Jaguar chichlids, possibly a tad Green terrorish..... The Green Terrors are Grand....I must say.
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