- - identifying cichlid
|beweeb ||09-22-2008 09:00 PM |
looks to me like a jack Dempsey just bleached out
there colors are better over dark substrate
how big is the tank he is in
|cajunmomof4 ||09-22-2008 10:39 PM |
Yep a JD, I find alot of pet stores keep the JDs with FMs you have to look closely in the store to make sure you get what you asked for.
|minpiner ||09-23-2008 10:22 AM |
i have it in a forty gal tank at the moment the fish was that color at the store it has never changed its color so is it a female then? and everyone is in agreement its a jack Dempsey if need i can take a few more pictures just let me know
Looks like a younger male jack demsey. Females fins tend to be more rounded.
|minpiner ||09-23-2008 10:52 AM |
i have also heard that the fish was a blue acara and a red forest jewel what are the possibles? and how big do they get what size tank will he need when he gets bigger
blue acara 's don't usually display the coloring that the dempsey has on the gill plate. But it has been a long time since i had a jack . in any event six to eight inches possible for both. 55gal would be needed in my humble opinion.
|iamntbatman ||09-23-2008 02:21 PM |
Looks like a Jack Dempsey to me. It could be a Texas cichlid though, as they're similar looking when young.
I agree, a 55g would be best long-term. It will also get significantly more aggressive than the firemouths, so watch his behavior as he might beat up on them as he gets bigger.
|uhohhotdog ||10-14-2008 01:57 PM |
male and female firemouths pretty much have the same coloration except for maybe a slight difference in fin shape. thats definitly not a firemouth female.
|letmec17 ||10-18-2008 11:25 PM |
hey i, just got a new aquarium, been trying to research on cichlids, then i found this sight (thank god) but, this sight here has a lot of pics of fish, and what u have there is a JD, the sight is www.liveaquaria.com
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