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post #1 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Types of Cichlids

Hey guys, I've been setting up a cichlid tank recently and being a new fish owner I was just wondering if these guys should be kept together, and I was also wondering what type they are (I know the last one is a yellow lab). So far they've been together for a couple months without too many problems.. Thanks.









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post #2 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 08:22 PM
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If the top fish is purple in coloration then it is Psedotropheus Acei

Second fish is a Texas cichlid showing signs of stress.

Third looks like a possible hybrid as it has a weird head shape.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 09:06 PM
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2nd pic looks like some type of Vieja. 3rd pic is possibly a cyrtocara moori (Blue Dolphin cichlid).

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-26-2012, 05:08 PM
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2nd pic looks like some type of Vieja. 3rd pic is possibly a cyrtocara moori (Blue Dolphin cichlid).
I agree second pic looks to be a vieja of some type probably a hybrid. First pic looks like a red fin borleyi to me.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-26-2012, 05:27 PM
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First one, the fins would be more orange / Red if it was a red fin borelyi.
Second fish more I look at could be a Vieja tuyrensis.or Vieja Ufermanni. It has a serious problem though with a chunk missing from its side
The third one could indeed be a cytocara moori however the coloration seems too dark and usually at that size the "head bump" would be more pronounced.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-27-2012, 01:53 PM
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third one looks like pseudotropheus acei ngara

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