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Lolcat 08-05-2011 12:36 PM

Help ID these 2 cichlids??
 
I got these two cichlids marked as "assorted cichlids" in petsmart. i think the yellow one is an auratus cichlid, but i may be wrong. I also think that the blue one is a kenyi cichlid. I bought some cichlid pellets, and the blue one eats them, but the yellow one is avoiding them, but then again i just got them yesterday, so i know it takes time. Thanks! PS. sorry for the huge pic!

http://i55.tinypic.com/2zg7lvk.jpg

Snappyarcher 08-06-2011 01:49 PM

The one on the left appears to be Melanochromis Auratus and the one on the right seems to be a Pseudotropheus Lombardoi. I think these are starting places to go from in your research.

rrcoolj 08-06-2011 01:59 PM

The above poster is right except its metriaclima lombardoi. These are two HIGHLY aggressive mbunas so have a large tank ready and be sure to overstock or you will have dead fish very soon.

Snappyarcher 08-06-2011 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 769363)
The above poster is right except its metriaclima lombardoi. These are two HIGHLY aggressive mbunas so have a large tank ready and be sure to overstock or you will have dead fish very soon.

sorry i didnt realise these had been redesignated, but yes i agree, be ready to do some serious diplomatic work!

Lolcat 08-07-2011 11:04 PM

Do you know if my striped raphael catfish and golden chinese algae eater will be fine with these 2 cichlids? and thanks for id'ing them!

rrcoolj 08-07-2011 11:38 PM

Depends on size of tank. The raphael might be ok but the algea eater will probably be killed in time.

ladayen 08-08-2011 12:32 AM

I'm not familiar with these particular cichlids but I could see the algae eater attacking them in time, if it's not killed as rrcoolj said.


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