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ladayen 04-26-2012 03:22 PM

Another ID these fish
 
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I'm trying to ID these 2 blue fish. They were both sold as P. socolofi but I"m questioning that now.

fryup 04-26-2012 03:47 PM

Pseudotropheus zebra ... Common name blue zebra cichlid :):):)
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ladayen 04-26-2012 03:49 PM

Are they both this species?

redchigh 04-26-2012 03:55 PM

I believe so. There used to be a "P. socolofi" and a "P. socolofi 'Zebra'" but I believe they are still the same species (for now)

snoopy65 04-26-2012 04:29 PM

The striped one is not a zebra or socolofi....by the way the cobalt blue zevra is a varient of the red zebra. the socolofi are a completely different species. The solid one could be either, but I lean toward the zebra. The striped one is a lombaroi aka Kenyi.

Tazman 04-26-2012 08:22 PM

Blue fish is a Pseudotropheus elongatus not a Kenyi.

Other one looks like a young Metriaclima callainos (Cobalt Zebra) but cannot see enough of the color to be certain.

ladayen 04-26-2012 08:37 PM

They are both blue. One has stripes one doesn't. I'll mention the one with stripes will sometimes go black stripes with white body instead of blue sometimes. Seems to be when displaying dominance.

Tazman 04-26-2012 08:54 PM

am 99% sure it is Metriaclima callainos (non stripped one).


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