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Old 08-12-2007, 06:03 PM   #11
 
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The color patterns dont match also the egg spots (name slips my mind) are white instead of yellow and at full color he is not that bright.
You have to note almost all male mouthbrooders have egg spots.
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #12
 
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I have been pondering something that i noticed this morning and that is i cannot see the egg spots (still not comin to me) that you can see in the picture up top. The big one named Zeus. Those bright yellow dots just arent visable without that photo. Maybe the flash brought it out.[/quote]
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:20 PM   #13
 
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I am now sure that my first gues on the darker one was wrong and i am still confused by this fish have been through hundreds of pics and still can not find it.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #14
 
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Light one looks like a blue lab/electric blue (Sciaenochromis ahli) or a kenyi (Pseudotropheus lombardoi) darker one looks like it could be a blue peacock (Aulonocara nyassae) or a cobalt blue (Pseudotropheus zebra).....
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:31 PM   #15
 
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FYI, your tank looks to be too small for these guys. Probably a 55gal+ is needed.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:42 PM   #16
 
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I thought so too so for the time being i moved the pleco and the bala into my 55. I know not enough room. The reason is the little started up again and my silvs and 1 of my tins are not anywhere near full grown. Also the lighter one is extremely agressive and the only one he respects is the darker one and the poor bala looks as if it has feathered fins. I even tried my big pleco he now has the sail and tail to prove some cichlids are mean to other fish.

I think the little one is a Pseudotropheus socolofi

As these pictures are of one and of mine:


The top one is mine the bottom one is a powder blue

Also i think my darker one might be a colbalt blue just not as good looking as most of the pics i saw.[/quote]
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:47 PM   #17
 
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Thankyou for all the help that you have given me but i found out that my darker one might be a Pseudotropheus crabro ( the bumblebee mouthbrooder).




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Old 08-14-2007, 03:51 PM   #18
 
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Good luck with your new fish, and yes, I think you are right about the larger one.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:30 AM   #19
 
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Ok thanks and i have gotten rid of my tins to make room for the new fish. Once again thanks.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:35 AM   #20
 
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Those cichlids can get nasty and may beat up your pictus cats and BGK.
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