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CinBos 10-17-2013 09:31 PM

Fish ID
 
I bought eight of these from a local guy. There are 2 proven pairs within them...just not sure. Description: bright blue eyes, stripes like a convict but less of them, and they can be anywhere between dark brown to yellow in color. Stripes are more pronounce when lighter in color. What type of cichlid are they?

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Sorry, couldnt get better pictures. These suckers are too quick and move around too much.





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jaysee 10-18-2013 05:28 AM

They look like Africans to me - I can't ID Africans. There are a few people I have in mind that probably can.

Olympia 10-18-2013 07:56 AM

All I know is that they are adorable! Awww!
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CinBos 10-18-2013 09:47 AM

I dont think they are african cichlids. I have been told they are RIO Cahals but I am not wuite sure how true that is.

CinBos 10-18-2013 09:49 AM

Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' to be exact.

Tazman 10-18-2013 10:55 PM

They are Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' am almost 99.9% sure.

I cant see very well from the pictures but if they have an orange hue on their dorsal fin then they are.

CinBos 10-18-2013 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 3237689)
They are Cryptoheros Chetumalensis sp. 'Rio Cahal' am almost 99.9% sure.

I cant see very well from the pictures but if they have an orange hue on their dorsal fin then they are.

Yes they do. I thought so too, but something had me thinking differently, not sure why.


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Tazman 10-18-2013 11:12 PM

They do get confused with Africans sometimes and I have seen people mistakenly keep them with Africans. They look very similar to young africans but their head shape and blue eyes tend to give them away.

They have a very slight bump just above their eyes, not always visible but if you feel it gently you can see it is there.


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