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Old 01-14-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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help me identify these cichlids

I am needing help identifying mt babies. I got them from a friend who passed away unfortunetly and I hace no idea what they are. I think the yellow os a electric yellow south african bit what is the Blue. How can i sex them too i would love to breed them. The yellow One has a black tipped dorsal fin as well bit you cant really ser it that well in the photos

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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The blue fish is a Kenyi and probably a female

Full name Metriaclima Lombardoi
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Thank you so much. How do you sex them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #4
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The Male turns yellow as he matures
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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The yellow fish looks like a labidochromis.
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The Male turns yellow as he matures
How long would u say it takes
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How long would u say it takes
It varies.Ive seen males turn yellow at 2" but some not until 4".In a large group some of the sub-dominant males never fully colour up and you just see tinged of yellow.
On average I'd say at 3" they should be colouring up nicely.
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Male and Female Kenyi




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Thanks for that info. I have a female who rarely show her dark strips to the point I get her mixed up with my cobalt zebra, she only shows them at night and wen she gets into spats. I baught her for thos nice strips have a clue y she stays jus blue?
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Does anyone know the name of the yellow one it is all yellow with black tipped fins
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