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RackinRocky 04-06-2013 03:31 PM

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?

djembekah 04-06-2013 03:32 PM

really no way to know unless you got pictures!

RackinRocky 04-06-2013 04:53 PM

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.

djembekah 04-06-2013 05:01 PM

were they jaguar cichlids maybe?

RackinRocky 04-07-2013 12:49 AM

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.

FishyFishy89 04-07-2013 09:57 AM

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

RackinRocky 04-07-2013 04:30 PM

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!

MoneyMitch 04-08-2013 06:25 PM

wow that's some digging there!

Tazman 04-08-2013 06:29 PM

Totally impossible to say without pictures.

MoneyMitch 04-09-2013 04:51 PM

maybe this?

Duboisi Cichlid
(Tropheus duboisii)

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