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What type of cichlid did I see?

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What type of cichlid did I see?
Old 04-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
 
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What type of cichlid did I see?

I saw what I'm pretty certain were cichlids in a LFS the other day. I think they were young, as they were only about and inch and a half long. They were medium to dark brown with black spots. Any idea what these might have been?
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
 
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really no way to know unless you got pictures!
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
 
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Wish I HAD gotten pictures. The clerk was busy with someone else, so I couldn't ask, and then forgot when I was leaving. I thought maybe you'd have an idea from their color.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
 
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were they jaguar cichlids maybe?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
 
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Just looked up Jaguar cichlids, and the coloring is wrong (unless its quite a bit different in young fish). The jaguars look to be a lighter brown with black spots. These fish were a lot darker brown.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
 
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These are the only ones I found matching the description you posted
Checkerboard Cichlid (Crenicara punctulatum) Profile
Giraffe Cichlid (Nimbrochrmois Venustus) Profile
Jack Dempsey ( Rocio octofasciata) Profile
Jaguar Cichlid (Parachromis managuensis ) Profile
Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii ) Profile
Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus) Profile
Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus maculatus) Profile
Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus) Profile
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #7
 
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Looks like none of them would go well in a community tank anyway. I just thought they were neat looking, but suspected they'd get much larger. Thanks for going to all the trouble to look them all up, Fishyfish!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
 
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wow that's some digging there!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
 
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Totally impossible to say without pictures.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
 
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maybe this?

Duboisi Cichlid
(Tropheus duboisii)
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