|DrivingMissFishy ||11-12-2013 04:35 AM |
Help me I.D this African Cichlid please!
Hi everyone! I picked up this guy from a tank labelled 'Protomelas red empress' but I don't think he's that species...any ideas? He has a blue sheen on the face, yellow egg spots, silvery/grey body and some black on the fins. He's about 6-7cm. Thanks for your input all!
|Tazman ||11-12-2013 09:32 AM |
I turned the picture round to make it easier to view as it was upside down.
|Tazman ||11-12-2013 09:37 AM |
I would agree that it doesnt look like a Red Empress, juveniles usually have a black broken horizontal line running along the length of their body from eye to tail fin.
I am having a hard time working out what it is.
|Agent13 ||11-12-2013 10:01 AM |
Looks like a female peacock to me really. Not sure which one. Def not a Red Empress though.
(but then even I'm doubting myself lol. The anal fin is throwing me off)
|DrivingMissFishy ||11-12-2013 02:04 PM |
The reason I think it's male is because in the tank it was in at the store it had its own little territory & was chasing the other fish out of it, fins flared. Not sure how I managed to post the picture upside down but thanks for fixing Taz! I'll try to take some pics at different angles
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|DrivingMissFishy ||11-12-2013 02:09 PM |
Here's another pic, I can't figure out how to add more than 1 pic at a time, maybe coz I'm on my iphone? So apologies for the multiple posts
|DrivingMissFishy ||11-12-2013 02:10 PM |
|DrivingMissFishy ||11-12-2013 02:13 PM |
|Agent13 ||11-12-2013 03:12 PM |
OK.. Thats a better look at the anal fin. I'm a little more confident it's a female. And I'm still leaning more towards peacock.
|Tazman ||11-12-2013 08:02 PM |
My initial thought was that it was a young Aulonocara baenschi. but the more I look at the Dorsal fin, the more I am stumped.
It could also be a Pundamilia nyererei although I would expect more Orange showing in the anal fin at that size if it was.
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