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Old 03-18-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Grabbed this fish from the LFS, it was in one of the mixed African tanks. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Looks like a kenyi
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:09 PM   #3
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Looks like a kenyi
Looks like it to me as well.
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How are they with other fish. It's in a 40 gallon breeder with a yellow lab, Electric Blue, and a red tail shark.
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It looks like Banded Leporinus

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Looks like it might be a female which is good aggression wise, but Kenyis are one of the more aggressive mbunas.
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Not a cichlid expert but I would say a kenyi of some sort. Maybe post in the cichlid section!
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:03 AM   #8
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Not sure if you are aware or not, but the Electric Blue, Hapilochromis ahli, is a true carnivore that reaches between 7" and 8". The Yellow lab is a mbuna, so a herbivore, as is the Kenyi (which is what you have there). Keeping a carnivore and herbivores together can be problematic as they have different feeding requirements, and not meeting proper nutritional needs can cause issues like Malawi bloat or Hole-in-the-Head disease. Additionally none of them, particularly the Electric Blue (because of size) and the Kenyi (because of aggression) are suitable to be in a 40B long term. You may get away with it for a bit till they mature sexually, then you are going to start loosing fish. Kenyi IME should never be kept in anything less than a 6' tank.

Also, just so you know, that Kenyi is likely too small to properly determine sex at this point, not that it really matters, as the females are just as aggressive as the males with this species.
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Um, no it doesn't. This is a banded Leporinus:
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Thank you for all if the info, I am having a really hard time figuring out what can live with each other. Any ideas about what can live with the red tail shark and yellow lab? I going to trade the electric blue and the kenyi, but I need help with stocking ideas that will work.
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