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Silverreng 06-22-2007 01:12 PM

Any Chinchlid?
Hello, I'm new here. I joined lookin for help in the identification of a Chinchlid I purchased from the dreaded Wal-Mart. :lol: It is very pretty and very mean to others. It is bight orange all over. He doesnt have a notched forehead like some Chinchlids. He is kinda shaped like the Electric Yellow but he has no black marks or lines, he's solid. I'd realy appreciate any help as I'd like to know how big to expect the buggar to get. Thank you. :D

herefishy 06-22-2007 04:27 PM

It is very hard to say which cichlid it would be without a picture. You can try if you would like to take the time. Or you can post a picture and we will all take our shot at identifying it. Sounds like it could be a red zebra. A bread and butter African.

Amphitrite 06-22-2007 04:51 PM

Welcome to the forum Silverreng, it's good to have you here.

I'll repeat what herefishy said - it would be a lot easier to provide identification if you could post a pic of the fish :)

Lupin 06-22-2007 07:38 PM

Welcome to the forum, matey.:wave:

SinisterKisses 06-23-2007 10:49 AM

If it came from Walmart, and its bright orange all over with no markings, I can almost guarantee you its a M. estherae (red zebra).

Silverreng 06-24-2007 09:33 AM

I just looked up Red Zebra on the net and you guys are right on the money!! Thank you! Becouse of all your helpful imput I now know that my fishy is a Red Zebra female that will max out a little less than five inches. Thanks again! :D

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