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Old 12-29-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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Name the African Cichlid

Last week when I went to the lfs I came across an Mbuna that I've never seen before. This particular lfs does not label their fish with scientific names, only common names. The worker said that it is commonly referred to as a Blue Tail but it was the first one that he'd ever seen. It is a solid color (either black or a very dark blue) with white trimmed fins. The fins are not a solid white, but they are just trimmed with a shimmery white with a tint of blue. Not much of a blue tint, but just a slight. It was very healthy looking and beautiful. We wanted to get it but I wanted to find out the name of it so I could research it first. Can anyone help me out?
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:47 PM   #2
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Sciaenochromis Fryeri???

I just typed in blue tail cichlid and thats what came up.. it was blue with whitish fins.
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Electric Blue Hap? I've seen a couple of those before...blue with white trim almost all around the body.
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ahh, I considered buying a few of those on my last trip to the LFS. I don't really like the look of most of the the haps though.
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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It's not a Hap, it's an Mbuna. I also posted on the Malawi Mayhem site asking for an ID and was told that it could be a morph of the Tanzanian Black Acei. It's very similar it's just that the trim is all white. And the tail is black with just a trim of white around it.
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