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bradley22 04-25-2007 06:23 AM

Identify fish and tank mates
 
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I have inherited this fish from a friend who had to move and couldn't house the fish or tank in his new place. I was not sure what type of cichlid it is or even if it is a cichlid. Could anyone please identify it and options of a few tank mates that would suit them he is housed in a 4ft tank.


Cheers Brad

squiggles1 04-25-2007 08:46 AM

the stripes look like a convict but i'm not sure about the face.

SinisterKisses 04-25-2007 11:45 AM

Not a convict, likely some kind of african....pic isn't very good for a positive ID though. Any chance of a better side pic?

Arash 04-26-2007 06:08 AM

hi

agree with african

Lupin 04-26-2007 06:41 AM

I had thought for awhile that it could be Venustus but I could be wrong.:?

sxcsamman 04-26-2007 06:49 AM

it sorta looks like a female electric blue but hey im hopless at id'ing fish

saint 04-26-2007 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
I had thought for awhile that it could be Venustus but I could be wrong.:?

i was thinking female kenyii but not colourful enough

SinisterKisses 04-26-2007 10:02 AM

Not a venustus for sure, and definitely not a kenyi. Could be a female fryeri or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)

Falina 04-26-2007 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SinisterKisses
Not a venustus for sure, and definitely not a kenyi. Could be a female fryeri or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)

I am really in no place to say as I have very limited knowledge of most cichlids but from the picture, a female peacock of some sort would also be my guess.

Lupin 04-26-2007 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SinisterKisses
or some other peacock, but again, a better pic is really in order :)

You just reminded me again that I used to keep a female brown Aulonocara nyassae.;) It has been a long time since I kept Malawian cichlids.:dunno:


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