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Taz 05-03-2010 03:20 AM

species 44
:wave:Hey all...just got some new fish - couldn't resist colour. Knew they were african cichlids, store owner knew nothing. I've tracked them down to "species 44" , Tanganyika cichlid. Any help for behaviour/size? They seem kind of agressive so I'll probably put them in with my venustus eventually. They're small, but I'm pretty sure I have 2 females & 1 male (yippee!)

bloo97 05-12-2010 07:15 PM


teddyzaper 05-12-2010 07:44 PM


aunt kymmie 05-12-2010 11:59 PM

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Congrats on the new fish (:-)) and I just have to say:

Taz 05-19-2010 04:58 AM

Good One. I'm sure Larry would have appreciated it - he had to have been a man with a sense of humour!

Taz 05-19-2010 05:00 AM

I know the pics would be helpful - I just don't have the technology. I was hoping someone might know about them anyway. I'm going to try going on the web to find something and see if I can figure out how to "attach" it. Told you - I'm not great at this, but am still working on it when I get time.

Magzmoir 05-20-2010 04:12 AM

SP. 44 Male

Magzmoir 05-20-2010 04:13 AM

Heres what I came up with when I did a google search, its a lovely fish is it the one your referring to ?

Taz 05-21-2010 01:08 AM

Thanks, yes that's pretty much it although my male has more blue and purple on him and not quite as much red. The body pattern and shape look the same. My smaller ones are a bit different colour variations again, one has more yellow and purply red, almost no blue - so that's why I call them my rainbow fish; they kind of keep changing.

Taz 05-21-2010 01:15 AM

Did you get any other info in your search? I only found general stuff - colourful but aggressive cichlid blah blah.
Thanks Magzmoir. P.S. What type of tanks do you have? And where in Scotland are you from? Aberdonian/Highland mix here (from the Grandparents).

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