would like to id my 12 cichlids,we have photo's of them,would it be at all possible
for me to up load photo's? so far I'm sure only about one pair whom we named
mello and yellow,,,,they are Labidochromis Caeruleus. And maybe another pair
whom we call Genghis and Kubla,,,they are I think!!Nimbochromis Venustus. Slim
which is Pseudotropheus Elongatus. WE also have three two male and one female
of peacocks...I really would like to verify what we think we have identified,
the few left we haven't a clue. As much as I looked at photo's it's really hard
to tell...but I think you know this already...we have a 55 gallon tank and we
purchased them at a local fish place..they were about an inch and three quarters
when we picked them out...they are now about three and a half inches,or at tad
more,we have them from April 20th,2002.Iwould appreciate any help you can give
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I recently purchased this two fish at a small petshop here
in chicago and they had no clue as to what the fish name was and I would
apreciate your help in helping me id my fish, this fish is keept in
a 65 gallon aquarium in freshwater ph level of about 6.8 and I feeed
it algea disks which it likes a lot, its very peacefull and shy so I
have a lot of live plants and hiding places, and it seems to do well
in my tank but I would love to know its name and the proper way to care
for this fish. I would apreciate any help on on thisand and any info
you can give me,I am also including some pictures of my fish
Sincerely Zuri Bustos
- #1 Sciaenochromis ahli
- #2,3,4 Nimbochromis livingstonii
- #5 need better pic
- #6 Labidochromis caeruleus
- #7 Maylandia zebra OB
- #8 Labidochromis perlmutt
- #9 Pseudotropheus saulosi or a hybrid thereo
- f #10,11 Pseudotropheus crabro
I think #8 is a female flameback (pundamilia nyererei) I
male and female that spawn and the female looks a whole lot like this
The male is red from nose to tail on top with yellow mid body colour
blue/black bottom and black bars through out.
2, 3, and 4 kinda look
like female (or non-breeding-color male) nimbochromis livingstonii(formerly
classified haplichromis...or "haps"), might even be a venustus(they're
the same genus and look similar). do any of 2, 3, or 4 follow 1 around?
because he could be a male livingstonii that wants to breed (they actually
change colors when they're "in the mood") I'd say 6 is definitely a
labidachromis, they're pretty common in pet stores and sold as "electric
yellows". 9 kinda looks like my psuedotropheus zebra, "napoleon". let
me ask you, did you get these out of an "assorted" tank? certain cichlid
species will mate with other cichlid species (as in...not their own
species) and produce hybrid cichlids. a few good examples of this behavior
are "African" flowerhorn cichlids (I cant remember what you crossbreed
to get them) and "south American" blood parrot cichlids (the product
of red devils or midas cichlids breeding with severums) most cichlid
enthusiasts tend to shun hybrid type cichlids and may even get violent
with you if have 'em. I figure if you have 'em and you like 'em....more
power to you. From the look of things, whatever species' you ended up
with is a nice blend of some beautiful african cichlids. good luck!
From: ED Shim
it looks like a blue acara for 9 but the stripes look a bit
=#6 is Labidochromis Yellow.#1 is Electric Blue Haplochromis
OB zebra #7. Demasoni #9 (although a lot of other mbuna have
similar markings). Labidochromis caerellus #6(yellow lab). Hap or Lake T
fish # 1(Glenn may be correct. Others possibly mixed breed mbuna. If you
buy Africans from a mixed tank you run the risk of getting hybrid fish.
I'll try to locate my book and double check a couple.
It's hard to say what #1 is. I can name about 4 or 5 different
blue africans that look almost identical. There are probably a few dozen
blue haps...not to mention any possible hybrids.
#2, 3, and 4 look kind of like a Nimbochromis livingstoni
#4 and 5 are Labiodochromis caeruleus, or Yellow Labidochromis, or
Electric Yellow something or the other.
#10 and 11 are a bumble bee cichlid. I think it's a Pseudo. crabro
#9 is probably a Pseudo. minutus.
A demasoni is similar, but doesn't have as many bands (and I believe it
has wider bands also).
#1, #2, and, #3 looks like either a nimbochromis polystigma or
nimbochromis livingstonii (some of the larger malawi species). #10 and
#11 is definately a pseudotropheus cabro also known as a Bumblebee
#1, Paradise cichlid
#1 I think is one of the Livingstoni family it looks almost
identicle to one of my chilids which is a Fuscoteniartis. they start out
with light brown paterns then go to an electric blue colour.
#6 appear to be both male electric yellows.
#6 is definately a Labidochromis Yellow. #9 looks like a Big
Sky - Pseudotropheus demasoni to be exact - if you want to get a good look
at a one of these beauties, there's a great pic at: