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Tylermoore303 12-17-2011 02:18 AM

Identify this cichlid
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About a month ago i picked up this ci:-ihlid from a LFS and they told me it was a Managuense cichlid. It does not look like one or is it?:-?

rrcoolj 12-17-2011 07:01 AM

Lol one of my favorite central american cichlid, Hypsophrys nicaraguensis. My pair was so coloarful and so uch fin too keep I regret getting rid of them. Truly unique and stunning fish.

Tylermoore303 12-17-2011 01:51 PM

Thanks alot, been trying to identify it for a while now. Both names are so similar; Managuense and Nicaraguensis.

rrcoolj 12-18-2011 07:35 AM

Yes but they are very different fish. One fun fact about these guys is in the wild nics have been seen aiding female dovii in raising their fry.

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