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Old 11-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Can somebody id this cichlid?

to me it looks like an electric blue johanni cichlid, but it looks like a femal because of the orange dots on the anal fin. So if it was an electric blue johanni it would be yellow right? well anyway if somebody could help me out that'd be great!

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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That is a really hard question because they are like identical. I'm aiming more for the johanni. Did you get it when it was little and What colors was it when it was young?
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Mainganos cichlids look similar?
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Looks to me like ya have two male johannis. What color were they when they were young, do ya know?

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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Johanni for me hands down
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #7
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well, it came with the tank so i dont know what it looked like little, But i though female johannis were yellow? or is it a male? if it is a male then why does it have egg spots?
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Males are more likely to have egg spots but captive fish these days all display egg spots.Males and Females.
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well, it came with the tank so i dont know what it looked like little, But i though female johannis were yellow? or is it a male? if it is a male then why does it have egg spots?
Males have egg spots to trick the female into trying to scoop them back into her mouth by shaking his fin in front of her but he is actually doing this to fertilize the eggs already in her mouth.
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