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post #1 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Help me identify my new fish please??

I just bought a 90g tank with assorted cichlids from a family that was moving and couldn't take them; I am new to owning these types of fish and don't exactly know what I even have in there. Can you take a look at the pictures help tell me what I have so I can learn more about them??

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I posted in the wrong forum, I know these arn't salt water, I clicked the wrong forum when creating this and I don't know how to edit it.....
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-07-2010, 11:28 PM
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Sorry I posted in the wrong forum, I know these arn't salt water, I clicked the wrong forum when creating this and I don't know how to edit it.....
Now we are in the right place!

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 12:06 AM
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The 3 large brown ones with the black vertical stripe at the base of their tails are Severum (South American cichlid). Pic #6 is a Jack Dempsey (Central American cichlid, looks like a female), the others look like African cichlids which I'm not good at IDing so maybe someone who keeps Africans will be more help there.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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The blue one is a jack dempsey?? Thanks for your help!! At least I know where to start googling
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 12:44 AM
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Oh, also in the last pic I see a Jewel cichlid in the background (one of the few Africans I do know).

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-10-2010, 08:16 PM
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Is that a goldfish in there? Looks like you have a comet goldfish, which really should not be kept with cichlids. They really need cooler water (68-72 degrees) and can't handle the cichlid's aggression. I would seriously consider rehoming it.



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Is that a goldfish in there? Looks like you have a comet goldfish, which really should not be kept with cichlids. They really need cooler water (68-72 degrees) and can't handle the cichlid's aggression. I would seriously consider rehoming it.
Ya it is lol, it came with them, and he actually gets along quit well, never seen him in any conflict with the others...but I may take him out......
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-10-2010, 09:21 PM
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It would be best to, the warm water cichlids need is stressful for goldfish. It was probably a feeder that was too big and escaped being eaten.



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post #10 of 10 Old 10-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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It kinda looks like you have an albino zebra, the pinkish looking one, and a couple of red zebras, two of the orange ones. Those would be Mbuna African Cichlids.
The picture under my name is a Red Zebra for reference.

That is definitely a diverse cichlid tank.

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