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Old 11-25-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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Need help ID'ing fish

So, I recently got a Pundamilia Nyererei and on the way home, got a peacock and jewel cichlid (both about 2.5 inches) for $5 from a guy online. I usually only buy fish I'm 100% sure what they are and from someone reputable, but figured for $5 this isn't so bad; plus I could always just donate them to my local aquarium club. This little guy was sold to me as an Electric Blue, but I'm questioning that. Anyone able to help me ID this fella (any white spots on the fish is probably a water mark on the glass of the quarantine tank lol, like in the 2nd picture).




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Old 11-25-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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I have an electric blue and he looks just like your guy.


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Old 11-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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Looks like an electric blue ahli (which is a hap, not a peacock)


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Old 11-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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Ah yes hap, jumped the gun saying peacock due to the stripes and forgot lots of hap species too have them hehe
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #5
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Actually doesn't look too much like the Electric Blue Ahli, the shape just looks more like a peacock and the tad touch of red by the gills makes me think he's a hybrid or is actually a Red Shoulder peacock, but sold to the original owner as an Electric Blue O_O

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I would say that it's a red shoulder.


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Old 11-27-2014, 01:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, does look like a red shoulder now that I'm looking at it on my computer rather than my phone
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:55 AM   #8
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Just so you're aware there are two haps that go by the trade name "Electric Blue", Sciaenochromis ahli and Sciaenochromis fryeri




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