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badman
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Post Number: 550
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 08:24 pm:       

Dan, Cindy and all I was sent these photos for identification, I knew where I had to go. I do have larger files if needed. Thanks for your help as always.









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rob
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Post Number: 276
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 04:42 am:       

1: No idea - i found a pic on google that was like an exact match but it was on a bible site so about as usfull for classification as a 5yr olds finger painting..

2: Neolamprologus sexfasciatus? (just saw 6 bars)

3: Maylandia callainos? or Crytocara moorii?maybe...

Just sugestions, hopefully dan can correct me.
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dan
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Post Number: 6601
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 06:42 am:       

Maylandia estherae
Lamprologus tretocephalus
Metriaclima callainos
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cindy
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Post Number: 9367
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 06:50 am:       

I'd call the first two kenyi, #1 a male and #2 a female. The first I am certain of, the second I could be wrong, there are several that look like that. The third could also be several different cichlids. If I had to hazard a guess, I would go with Pseudotropheus socolofi:

http://web.mit.edu/lxs/www/cichlids/powder-blue.html

...but I know dan will know exactly what it is.

The scientific name I've always used for the kenyi is Pseudotropheus lombardoi, but I have found them under 3 different genus and 2 different species names...binomial taxonomy is sometimes almost as bad as common names are.

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cindy
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 06:55 am:       

Well, dan types faster than me and it shows you once again I shouldn't guess. I would have bet my paycheck on the first pic being a male kenyi.

Here are 2 bad pics of my male:

male kenyi 1 male kenyi 2

...right down to the rubbed spot on his nose from attacking peope that get too near his "love nest"...

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dan
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Post Number: 6606
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:10 am:       

now i look at cindy's answer and the pics again, i think she's right on the first two. i'm still going with callainos on the third though. i was too hasty and maybe not quite awake yet. next time, i'll wait for her answers and then add my 'guess'.

(Message edited by dan on February 28, 2006)
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rob
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Post Number: 279
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Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 06:56 am:       

Yeah! i may have been right on one! See Guys i'm learning, lol, your rubbing off on me.
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Jason Dawson
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 04:43 am:       

Yellow ones are kenyi (male, M. lombardoi). The second pic is juv/female kenyi. Distinctive face and mouth. Third pic looks like a cobalt (M. callainos).

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Jason Dawson
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 04:46 am:       

PS, my male kenyi (3-3.5") has the same habit of busting his top lip (pale spot). Stand-off-ish fellows, the lombardoi.

J
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