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andrewr2488 01-03-2010 07:57 PM

Spotted Cichlid ID Help!
 
I "Rescued" this cichlid from Wal-Mart. It almost has a flounder resemblence to it coloration. Its def. a cichlid but I'm not sure, never seen it before. I'll have a picture uploaded in about an hour or two.

andrewr2488 01-03-2010 09:23 PM

I'm assuming its a Giraffe Cichlid (Haplochromis Venustus) it looks similar to this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...venustus_j.jpg

buzz4520 01-04-2010 06:49 AM

if it looks like the pic then it could also be a Haplochromis Livingstoni.

B14 VZR 01-04-2010 09:33 AM

these guys are awesome...they get big tho

rrcoolj 01-04-2010 03:22 PM

Looks like a little venustus to me and hes a looker. Again be aware they get big and need alot of swimming room.

andrewr2488 01-12-2010 08:08 PM

ok. Right now I have a 55g tank but plan to upgrade to a 75 in about 6 momths. I have another cichlid I need help id'ing. He looks to me like a peacock species but I have no idea. He has a silverish body with a horizontal black stripe, some blueish tint to his body, and yellow from nose to tail running on his top. Pic soon.

rrcoolj 01-12-2010 10:25 PM

Mkae sure you post a pic of the new cichlid but it sounds like a peacock. 75 IMO won't cut it for venustus. Most haps need a 6ft(125) to house properly. Venustus can get 10in and are open water predators meaning they like to swim far and need room to do so. They love the open water and need plenty of room to swim.


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