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Old 03-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Question Help ID These African Cichlids

I am getting ready to set up a 50 gallon aquarium in a week or so for these african ciclids who are in a 30 gallon tank at the moment. So I guess what I am wondering is if these fish are compatible with one another to be in the same tank. So if anyone can help identify them it would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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The first is a firemouth (thoricthys meeki; Central American) the second is an African (mbuna of some sort, I'm not good with Africans), last one is a Jack Dempsey (another Central American)
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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Jack Dempsey is the second
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #4
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First is a fire mouth second is a Keyni and third is a Texas cichlid
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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Noooo...the second is most definitely not a JD and the third is certainly not a texas
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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Here is a google image of a Texas cichlid looks vet similar to me
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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I'm no expert but I have personally raised multiple batches of Texas cichlids from egg to 10+ inch monsters and have never seen a juvenile or adult that looked like any of the pics posted. They may be a hybrid but not pure Texas.
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ScottyMoes third pic is a f10 Dempsey.
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1 Firemouth

2 Kenyi

3 Jack Dempsey

Positive on this.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #10
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1 Firemouth

2 Kenyi

3 Jack Dempsey

Positive on this.
Plus 1. There isn't anything 'bout the Dempsey to suggest a hybrid, either. Pretty straight up IDs, the only African is the kenyi, the other two are Central American.

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