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toddkelly12 11-14-2008 01:20 PM

Mystery fish *help*
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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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SolaceTiger 11-14-2008 01:41 PM

I dunno, but he's really pretty. What kind of fish do you have him with now?

toddkelly12 11-14-2008 01:49 PM

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.

willow 11-14-2008 01:50 PM

i think he's a kribensis.

KarlS 11-14-2008 01:52 PM

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..

toddkelly12 11-14-2008 01:55 PM

Pelvicachromis Pulcher. awesome thanks for the help. i guess he is a cichlid then.

toddkelly12 11-14-2008 01:58 PM

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.

toddkelly12 11-14-2008 02:00 PM

Agassiz's dwarf cichlid thats what he is. well now im thinking he is a she. haha

KarlS 11-14-2008 02:00 PM

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..

toddkelly12 11-14-2008 02:06 PM

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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