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Kymmmy 12-09-2010 09:32 AM

please tell me what my fish is..?
 
I am trying to find out what type of cichlid my henry is.. all i know is that i think her is american.. but if any one can help a little more that would be awesome :D i have a pic on my wall page thingo :D

aunt kymmie 12-09-2010 09:45 AM

Maybe Henry is a juvenile Flowerhorn??

1077 12-09-2010 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 530562)
Maybe Henry is a juvenile Flowerhorn??

+one.Or a wall flower (just kidding).

rrcoolj 12-09-2010 02:50 PM

Is it the fish on your "aquarium"? That fish looks like some species of vieja. Unless you got it from a reputable person it's probably a hybrid.

spike0544 12-09-2010 03:08 PM

I would have to agree on the flowerhorn. I hope you have a big tank.

rrcoolj 12-09-2010 04:45 PM

Your fish looks to be vieja maculicada AKA black belt cichlid. Here are some pics online for comparison.

http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com...culicauda3.jpg

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/...ancichild1.jpg

This is a flowerhorn, different fish.

http://travel.mongabay.com/china/600/china_103-7212.JPG

jeaninel 12-09-2010 06:52 PM

I agree on the Vieja Maculicauda, "Black Belt" cichlid.

spike0544 12-09-2010 07:54 PM

I will admit that I am not a cichlid expert by any means, but I still am not convinced that is not a juvenile flowerhorn. Remember the nuchal hump of a flowerhorn develops with age and there are many different color patterns of the flowerhorn. It is a man made hybrid just like the blood red parrot.

rrcoolj 12-09-2010 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by spike0544 (Post 530961)
I will admit that I am not a cichlid expert by any means, but I still am not convinced that is not a juvenile flowerhorn. Remember the nuchal hump of a flowerhorn develops with age and there are many different color patterns of the flowerhorn. It is a man made hybrid just like the blood red parrot.

That fish in the picture is far from juvenile. It looks if not adult then sub-adult size. As far as I know all flower horns develop nuchal humps as sub-adults - adults.

1077 12-10-2010 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 530972)
That fish in the picture is far from juvenile. It looks if not adult then sub-adult size. As far as I know all flower horns develop nuchal humps as sub-adults - adults.

Nope,Have seen flowerhorns with very large humps and some with very small or no hump.
Fish in photo looks like flowerhorn to me.
In any event,, OP mentions feeder fish under aquarium information.Is poor diet for cichlids in general.


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