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Old 05-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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ID some tiny cichlids

I just visited a LFS for the first time, and they had a nice selection of fish. One tank had a label "assorted cichlids - $3.98"! They are so cute, and only 3/4" long at this point. I believe the yellow one is a yellow lab, but I don't know about the other 2. One is a bit blue-er than the other, but they both seemed to like hiding under one of the rocks in the sand. Can anyone ID these guys? Sorry for the bad image quality - it was my cell camera, and the best I could get with such quick-moving fish.
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The bottom picture looks like a Kenyi to me and possibly the one on the right as well.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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Is it possible that they are the same species, but one is brighter blue than the other? I am so tempted to pick them all up! They are just so cute! I need some real color in my 47g, as all I have are red tetras and a Sevrum. That yellow would really add a new level of color... Do you think I woud have to worry about the sevrum going after these guys? He leaves the tetras alone, and doesn't seem to bother anything that moves out of his way.
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i dont know a whole lot about FW, but those look like itd be worth setting up a seperate tank for at 4 bucks each. the yellow is real nice.
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Those are African Mbuna and I don't suggest keeping them in a community tank.


They need a dedicated African tank and a 4ft tank is usually best because of their aggression.
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I wouldn't throw those in with tetras, thats just asking for trouble. I have never kept cichlids before but I know they are very aggressive and love to nip, especially the yellow lab. My 4"+ syno eupterus can barely handle the yellow lab.
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Yes blue stripped ones look like Kenyi and the yellow might be an Electric Yellow. As JustOneMore20 mentioned they need to be kept in a 4ft tank at least 55gal (or larger) and in a group of probably 10 -15 in that size tank.
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i have the exact same cichlids! same color and size. i have them in a tank with 3 feeder guppies and they dont touch the guppies for some reason. i bet they will when they get bigger.

the LFS lady said they were african mbuna when i got them.

BTW i paid 2.99 lol
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Well, when I went back the next day, they were all gone. So, I picked up 2 slightly larger Yellow Labs instead. After doing some reasearch, I read that Yellow Labs are relatively docile, and tend not to mess too much with other fish. Of course, each fish is different, and I figure that since the Tetras are known for being nippy, and my Sevrum is basically big enough to eat the labs if he wanted to, I'm safe for now. I will watch the aggression, and see what happens.
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I don't recommend adding labs to a community tank. Labs are pretty docile alright, for Africans. They are in their own league.
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