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Old 01-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Can someone please ID my new cichlid for me?

Traded my 5-6inch oscar for this guy the other day. Not the best of trades but didn't want a fish that is as messy and gets as big. It was labeled as a M. Johanni. I think that's what it is but not 100% sure. Also I've been getting some conflicting info on them. What color is a female and male? When do they color up? And last but not least, do I have a male or a female or is it too soon? Its the only decent picture I could get lol. This thing is super active. Also size is prob only 2inch

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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That would be a female
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...ies.php?id=760
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Looks like a Labidochromis caeruleus to me.
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Does it have a black band at the top? It does kinda look like it, I think mogurako may be right. I couldn't see that till he said something
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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Does it have a black band at the top? It does kinda look like it, I think mogurako may be right. I couldn't see that till he said something
It looks faint, hard to tell on my phone. If there's not I agree Female M. Johanni.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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What do you mean by a black band on top? Do you mean the very tip top?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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What do you mean by a black band on top? Do you mean the very tip top?
Yes like this
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...es.php?id=1669
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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I think it's a lab too, but it might just be a johanni.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #9
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Yes it does have a very faint black band at the top. So if it does have that black band on top then it is for sure a yellow lab and not a johanni? The lfs I went to had a tank of yellow labs also but like I said this guy come from the M. Johanni tank.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #10
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Also, when I had the fish floating in a bag. In a different aquarium while I was cleaning its aquarium it kinda changed color some and got darker and had what looked to be a black colored band on its side too. It ran down the lenth of the body in the center but the band wasn't whole, it was broken into segments. Does this help any or no? Oh and thank you two for the help so far. You guys rock!
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