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Old 12-28-2015, 09:12 PM   #1
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Cichlid Identification

Fellow aquarium enthusiasts - I'm super excited about my first two African Cichlids, but I was wondering if you could help me identify what kind I have. The local pet store just labled them as "Assorted African Cichlids." Any guesses?
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new fish... Pictures would be helpful. At least some description like color our something.

Assorted tank could either be a hybrid or just a species they don't normally carry.

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Sorry, forgot the pucture
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Looks like a red zebra and a johanni or maingano, not sure.
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I don't keep johanni, but I believe they are dimorphic? Could be male and female johanni?

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I looked up puctures of male and female johanni, and I think you're right - at least the pictures online match. Thanks!

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I don't keep johanni, but I believe they are dimorphic? Could be male and female johanni?

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They are dimorphic, but those are clearly two different species. You rarely find female johanni or maingano unless you go through a breeder.

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Could the orange one be a Red Zebra like suggested above?

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Could the orange one be a Red Zebra like suggested above?

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Yes it is

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