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post #1 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to find out what type of cichlid my henry is.. all i know is that i think her is american.. but if any one can help a little more that would be awesome :D i have a pic on my wall page thingo :D
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post #2 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 09:45 AM
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Maybe Henry is a juvenile Flowerhorn??

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post #3 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 11:31 AM
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Maybe Henry is a juvenile Flowerhorn??
+one.Or a wall flower (just kidding).

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post #4 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 02:50 PM
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Is it the fish on your "aquarium"? That fish looks like some species of vieja. Unless you got it from a reputable person it's probably a hybrid.

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post #5 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 03:08 PM
I would have to agree on the flowerhorn. I hope you have a big tank.
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post #6 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 04:45 PM
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Your fish looks to be vieja maculicada AKA black belt cichlid. Here are some pics online for comparison.





This is a flowerhorn, different fish.


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post #7 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 06:52 PM
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I agree on the Vieja Maculicauda, "Black Belt" cichlid.

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post #8 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 07:54 PM
I will admit that I am not a cichlid expert by any means, but I still am not convinced that is not a juvenile flowerhorn. Remember the nuchal hump of a flowerhorn develops with age and there are many different color patterns of the flowerhorn. It is a man made hybrid just like the blood red parrot.
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post #9 of 27 Old 12-09-2010, 08:06 PM
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I will admit that I am not a cichlid expert by any means, but I still am not convinced that is not a juvenile flowerhorn. Remember the nuchal hump of a flowerhorn develops with age and there are many different color patterns of the flowerhorn. It is a man made hybrid just like the blood red parrot.
That fish in the picture is far from juvenile. It looks if not adult then sub-adult size. As far as I know all flower horns develop nuchal humps as sub-adults - adults.

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That fish in the picture is far from juvenile. It looks if not adult then sub-adult size. As far as I know all flower horns develop nuchal humps as sub-adults - adults.
Nope,Have seen flowerhorns with very large humps and some with very small or no hump.
Fish in photo looks like flowerhorn to me.
In any event,, OP mentions feeder fish under aquarium information.Is poor diet for cichlids in general.

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