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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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I think one of the three is a peacock
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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The 1st pic is a Dragon blood peacock. The 2nd pic is an arustus and the other fish in the 3rd pic looks like an OB peacock maybe
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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The 1st pic is a Dragon blood peacock. The 2nd pic is an arustus and the other fish in the 3rd pic looks like an OB peacock maybe
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The 2nd pic is actually a Melanochromis chipokae rather than an auratus. They can be distinguished by the tail fin. An auratus has a tail that is yellow on the bottom half while the top is white with black spots. The chipokae has a solid yellow tail, sometimes with black striping radiating outward parallel with the rays from the base.

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Well these cichlids are only about an inch and a half right now
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:16 AM   #6
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The 2nd pic is actually a Melanochromis chipokae rather than an auratus. They can be distinguished by the tail fin. An auratus has a tail that is yellow on the bottom half while the top is white with black spots. The chipokae has a solid yellow tail, sometimes with black striping radiating outward parallel with the rays from the base.

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I'm not familiar with the melanochromis genus but this does look a little different then a pseudotropheus Auratus. I think it's the lack of white coloration in the flanks
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The white striping on M. chipokae also tends to be less prominent, good eye, congoman. The quickest way to rule out an auratus is the tail, though, due to individual variation within any species.

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