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velocitygirl 12-12-2009 07:38 PM

My first cichlid!! Please help ID
 
We wanted something other than bettas, although we love our bettas. We picked up 2 african cichlids, I know that is a broad term. I have done some research ourselves, but can't findout what they are, can you please help me ID them??

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/u...y/SDC10699.jpg

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/u...y/SDC10694.jpg

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/u...y/SDC10666.jpg


Also, If I am only going to have the two in their own tank, what size should I have??

buzz4520 12-12-2009 09:43 PM

the light blue one looks like a pseudotrpheus socolofi and i'm not sure about the other.

MoneyMitch 12-12-2009 11:15 PM

All look like hybrids of a Acei cichlid which are from africa first one def looks like a acei though

rrcoolj 12-13-2009 07:52 AM

You got a beautiful acie and socolofi there. The acei might be showing a little stress barring because of a more agrresive tank mate. Mbunas will often change thier color when stressed or holding babies.

velocitygirl 12-13-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 288843)
You got a beautiful acie and socolofi there. The acei might be showing a little stress barring because of a more agrresive tank mate. Mbunas will often change thier color when stressed or holding babies.

they are not being aggessive to one another at all(yet i guess)but that pic was take moments after being in a new tank my guess is if stress is there it is from that.

rrcoolj 12-13-2009 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by velocitygirl (Post 288901)
they are not being aggessive to one another at all(yet i guess)but that pic was take moments after being in a new tank my guess is if stress is there it is from that.

It could be

I would stil watch that socolofi they are a little on the aggressive side as far as mbuna go. I would increase the numbers of both. They look very nice.

velocitygirl 12-20-2009 05:04 PM

We love our cichlids, but one died the other day, and another died today. Plus, when we got up this morning one of my bettas had died. I don't understand. Ever since I brought the cichlids home I have had nothing but trouble. I still have 2 cichlids left, and I am taking them back today. We are treating the other betta for ich right now, and he is doing much better. I think the ich came from the cichlids, so we have decided to take them back, clean the tank and recycle it and try something else. I will not be buying fish from petco anymore. The cichlids are the only ones I've bought there. I guess I should have known better, I was there about a month ago and almost half of their fish in the tanks were dead, and so were a lot of their bettas. I learned my lesson the hard way. So now I have an empty 6gl, and a 10gl with 4 otos. I was wondering if anyone knew how many female bettas I could keep in a 10gl with 4 ottos. I am dying for a sorority tank.


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