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Old 06-15-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Could anyone help me ID this fish.

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I just bought a 75g setup from someone and it mainly has peacock cichlids but he also had a pair of these guys in there. I searched all different types of online fish stores but I could not find it. They just mainly hide in the rocks most the day. They are about 2"

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Old 06-15-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Altolamprologus calvus (Chaitika), I'd say.


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Look like shell dwellers of some sort
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Yeah they seem to look like the Altolamprologus calvus (Chaitika)
Just really small still.

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Yeah they seem to look like the Altolamprologus calvus (Chaitika)
Just really small still.

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I had some "Yellows" and they were suuuuper slow growers and stayed in the rocks most of the time.
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The guy I bought my setup from had them for a while in with other cichlids (malawi) and he had them in 7.0 ph with soft water. Ha that could be a big thing on why they haven't really grown. *sigh*
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The guy I bought my setup from had them for a while in with other cichlids (malawi) and he had them in 7.0 ph with soft water. Ha that could be a big thing on why they haven't really grown. *sigh*
PH isn't going to affect their growth rate like that. Chances are all those fish were bred in 7.0 water down on fish farms in Florida. Many of the fish that are normally accessible in the hobby are so far removed from their wild origins that PH plays a very small role. The biggest thing is that the PH is stable.

The more likely scenario is they are allot more timid than the Mbuna who more than likely out competed them for food.
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