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RavenFish 10-13-2009 10:50 PM

Name this blue cichlid please
Just trying to help out someone who wants to sell two of these but doesnt know what they are. Any help would be great =)

MoneyMitch 10-14-2009 01:08 AM

some sort of African i think. might even be a cross breed too. google it and see what you come up with just search pictures.

mollies 10-14-2009 01:32 AM

kingsizei Its a male

mollies 10-14-2009 02:14 AM

or a socolofi. You may want to go to and check out the african cichlids. look at the pics. I hope this helps.

TangTango 10-15-2009 06:47 PM

Looks like a Colbalt Blue Cichlid.
Probably a male.
It's a mbuna from Lake Malawi, Africa.

Aggressive and Territorial.

Fishin Pole 10-15-2009 08:00 PM

looks like a Pseudotropheus socolofi to me........I agree with Mollies.....

andrewr2488 10-16-2009 12:38 PM

I believe ya'll are correct, looks like a socolofi to me also..

Teammuir1 10-16-2009 09:30 PM

My thoughts
2 Attachment(s)
Here is what I think .. about your fish..
I have alot of socolofi's and they look like the first pic...
your pic looks more like the second pic.... which are COBALT BLUE's

Just thought I would say my 2 cents

Fishin Pole 10-16-2009 09:59 PM

i have to disagree, respectively......if you look at the first original posted pic, the fish has black in the fins with the exception of the dorsal.........i suspect the fish in the pic to be a female socolofi.......The cobalts that i have always seen lack any dark defined colors in its fins, such as your second pic of the cobalt blue..........Then again we are both looking at pics and not the fish itself...........

mollies 10-17-2009 01:19 AM

ok The fish in the first pic of this post is a male socolofi Just my opinion. He maybe lacking all the color due to Stress, lighting Ect, the pic of the cobalt blue fish is much shinnyer then his or her pic so that would leave me to still belev it is the socolofi.

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