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Old 03-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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Identification.

I purchased this guy as a Taiwanee Reef cichlid. But comparing this guy to others his size (abt 3",4") on the internet he looks a lot different. The ones I've seen have more red on the lower fins. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Identification of this cichlid

I purchased this guy as a Taiwanee Reef cichlid. But comparing this guy to others his size (abt 3",4") on the internet he looks a lot different. The ones I've seen have more red on the lower fins. Attachment 229052 any ideas?Attachment 229050Attachment 229051
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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Looks like aulonocara banchei
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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I would say it is an Aulenocara baenshi or Sunshine peacock, but I don't know much about the peacocks .
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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The undu reef jacobfriebergi has a more waved out top fin that is solid yellow typically not whit or blue tipped
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
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Looks more orange than yellow to me at least based on those pics. Baenshi are more of a yellow color
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:05 PM   #8
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I would say it is an effect of the photo/lighting.

Sam Borstein's Cichlid Site - Aulonocara baenschi
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #9
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Is there a blue or yellow sheen of color towards the tail? If it's blue it's and undu reef if it's yellow it's a sunshine
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Could be a German red. It's takes them awhile to get the real red color on there body til they get older and they always have that blue head
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