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Old 06-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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One More ID Please

Anyone know what this is?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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I'm not great at I.D.s but I think that it is a kribensis. They are a realativaley peaceful community chiclid that will do well in a community setting and inhabit the bottom of the tank. Anyone else agree?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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I have a kiribensis and she(?) has so much more color and hangs out on the bottom of the tank. This one just kinda hangs in the middle, and top of the tank.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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10000% positive that is NOT a kribensis

With that being said, it looks to be a young protomelas taeniolatus (red empress)
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10000% positive that is NOT a kribensis

With that being said, it looks to be a young protomelas taeniolatus (red empress)
Defiantly not a krib. Some type if african hap
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Defiantly not a krib. Some type if african hap
Hence why I said protomelas taeniolatus
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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I agree that it looks like a juvinile red empress.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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Looks like a positive ID! Thanks! Now that you all have mentioned the name, I was able to find other images of this fish under that title. I guess I need to find a male now. Do the females ever get those beautiful reds and blues?
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Sorry about the inaccurate Id I'm kinda new to aquariums and thought I knew what it was. Thanks to everyone else for correcting me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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No, females will keep a similar pattern. Males will develop the bright colors. Yours looks young, and the males don't develop color until they're a little bit older...both sexes are born and grow up looking the same until males start to show
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