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SpyderMike 04-20-2009 08:34 PM

what cichlids do i actually have? 56k beware!
so ive been looking around and i think i have a handle on what cichlids i got from the "mixed african" tank at my LFS.. but these 2 im not to sure of
the orange and black kinda tiger style fella and the blue and black stripped guy
heres the pics (not the best)
any ideas?

iamntbatman 04-22-2009 06:37 PM

The spotted one looks something like a Venustus or maybe a young OB peacock. The blue stripped fish looks like a Kenyi.

Firefighter337 04-22-2009 06:55 PM

red zebra is the red one. I am not sure of the other names.

Fishin Pole 04-22-2009 07:08 PM

patterns dont look right for a venestus, i would lean towards the orange-blotched peacock, but the body seems the wrong shape (too long and thin)........All yellow fish is a labidochromis caeruleus or Yellow Lab,.......all orange fish is a red zebra......the blue striped fish is more than likely a female pseudotropheus kenyii..........keep an eye on the kenyii, they can be REALLY aggressive when they reach maturity

SpyderMike 04-25-2009 07:57 AM

thanks for the replies

the blue striped one IS a female kenyi, and from posting on a couple other forums im going to say that the spotted one is a hybrid or OB fuelleborni

thanks again

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