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Blabomb 03-09-2011 11:14 PM

Is it a different species?
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I have a hunch that this fish I have might not be an Electric Yellow. I have 6 in my tank and this one looks different in several ways. First he is a much more pale yellow than the rest of the Electric Yellows. Second he has faint black stripes on him that none of my other ones had. He also acts different than the rest of the Electric Yellows. He tends to not interact with the other fish and stays towards the bottom of the tank. I am trying to figure out if he is just stressed out or if it is different species. Any help would be appreciated. And I did as best I could with the pictures. The first picture is of the cichlid who I suspect to be a different species, the second is of one of my Electric Yellows.

amberjade 03-09-2011 11:49 PM

How big is it? It could be a metriaclima lombardoi.....I think you are right though - has a different shape to Labs.
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Blabomb 03-10-2011 10:53 AM

It is about an inch and a half big. That is the only thing keeping me from taking him back because I know that as juveniles fish can have different appearences

BrandonJ 03-10-2011 03:21 PM

I'd let your LFS know about your concern so that if you do bring him back there won't be any problems later on.


Blabomb 03-10-2011 08:04 PM

I will call them tomorrow. But are there any other species that look similar to Electric Yellows?

Plumkin 03-10-2011 08:05 PM

looks like a yellow eletric to me

Plumkin 03-10-2011 08:06 PM

might just have a birth deform is all

Blabomb 03-10-2011 08:12 PM

That is possible. But its behavior is also much different as well which is what leads me to believe it could possible be a different species.

BrandonJ 03-10-2011 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by Plumkin (Post 615019)
might just have a birth deform is all

It does look like an electric yellow, mine has faint black stripes and a black fin , still juvy though. Wait it out but like I said let your LFS know what's up.
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