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post #1 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Mystery fish *help*

yesterday i bought a fish at my lfs. he was the last one of the whole batch they sold so he did not have a label on his tank (he had been moved into a tank with some frogs). he looked so cool and the employee of the fish store said he would be a good community fish even though he looked like a cichlid. so i bought him for like $12 and brought him home. he is doing great and loves his sunken ship in the tank. the problem is that the employee at the fish store was new and could not remember the name of the fish. all i know is that he is a cousin of a cichlid and that his species name is apparently hard to remember. i have attached a picture someone please help.

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:41 PM
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I dunno, but he's really pretty. What kind of fish do you have him with now?
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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he is in my 29 gallon with:

2 Red Wag Platies
1 Sunburst Platy
1 Mickey Mouse Platy
5 Neons
1 Opaline Gourami
and an African Dwarf Frog named Kermit

The mystery fish's name is MooShoo. he does his own thing and sometime schools with the platies, no nipping, chasing or anything. the most unique thing about him is his tail.
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:50 PM
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i think he's a kribensis.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:52 PM
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looks like a "Agassiz's dwarf cichlid" just colors seem off to be one other wise size markings of the eye and fins are dead on..

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150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab

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post #6 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Pelvicachromis Pulcher. awesome thanks for the help. i guess he is a cichlid then.
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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karls he looks like your picture too. he has got that blue tint on his cheeks in the right light. well at least now its narrowed down.
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Agassiz's dwarf cichlid thats what he is. well now im thinking he is a she. haha
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 02:00 PM
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Ya he looked familiar, but what has me confused is the coloring, I know the females are not as colorful as the males, maybe he is a she..

I am another soul happily lost to the aquarium addiction..

150gal freshwater
7 Angels (2 marble, 1 blue diamond, 1 leopard, 1 not too sure & 2 Koi)
10 Serpae Longfin Tetras
6 Congo Tetras
2 Clown Loachs
2 Gold Gouramis
1 Dwarf Blood Gouramis
1 Blue Gourami
1 Moonlight Gourami
2 Baby Hypostomus plecostomus
1 Grey Bichir (4 1/2" - 5 ")
1 Crab
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-14-2008, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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well the color is there but the little joker wont stay still. my camera doesnt do him/her justice. is he/she a fairly common species?
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