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paul83 10-10-2010 08:19 PM

Identify This Cichlid
 
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Looking for peoples opinions on this Cichlid breed. I am almost certain as to what it is, just need to eliminate 1 possibility. It is 2 inches long at the moment.

eatmysox 10-10-2010 08:32 PM

couldn't tell you but its beautiful
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paul83 10-10-2010 08:39 PM

Thanks!! Not the best photo though, the glass isn't the cleanest.

paul83 10-10-2010 08:45 PM

New Photo
 
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This is a better pic

eatmysox 10-10-2010 09:04 PM

Veryvery nice african or south american I wpuld love to get one
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ElectricBlueJackDempsey 10-10-2010 11:15 PM

JACK DEMPSEY CICHLID. 100% positive

paul83 10-10-2010 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ElectricBlueJackDempsey (Post 490234)
JACK DEMPSEY CICHLID. 100% positive

Hmm very interesting. I bought it as a texas cichlid. This is the 2nd time I've put a photo up of this cichlid (as I had my doubts) and last time people said it was a texas. As it has got slightly bigger my doubts have remained that it was in fact a JD.

jeaninel 10-11-2010 12:52 AM

Male Jack Dempsey.

1077 10-11-2010 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by paul83 (Post 490245)
Hmm very interesting. I bought it as a texas cichlid. This is the 2nd time I've put a photo up of this cichlid (as I had my doubts) and last time people said it was a texas. As it has got slightly bigger my doubts have remained that it was in fact a JD.

At this size,could be either or. Both are beautiful fish and I would be happy with either.
Your fish looks to be a young male but that is all I would be fairly certain of given their strong resemblance to each other.
At eight months it should be easier to determine. I will say I have noticed that some fish stores,may carry the Green Terrors,Texas cichlids,and or Dempsey's but do not always provide accurate signs on the tank if any. They may carry the Dempsey's for example and then when they are sold,they receive perhaps some Texas cichlids but do not bother to change the identifying signs on the tank.
Not much difference between these two fish (Texas Dempsey)with regard to habits,feeding,and water chemistry in my opinion but one is South American, and the other is native to the U.S.
Both do fairly well in varying water parameters in my expierience.
Sorry this doesn't help much with proper identification.:|

jeaninel 10-11-2010 06:49 PM

I am certain it's a JD. ;-)


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