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Old 07-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Pearl Lab?

One of my lfs's has a fish that they call a "Pearl Lab." The owner of the store says that it is a strain of the Yellow Lab (Labidochromis caeruleus), and that it is exactly the same as far as temperament, size, etc... He also says that he's the only guy in South Florida who has it, and also told me "I might be the only vendor in the states." He has a penchant for exaggeration though, and though he's never wronged me, my friends who have bought from him warn me that he's a cutthroat (he charged them 150lbs of live rock when in actuality it was 60, assuming they wouldn't check).

I can't find much information on this fish online though, in fact, I can't even find a photo. The fish looks just like a Yellow Lab, except it's white with black along the top fins (as opposed to yellow with black). Has anyone heard of these fish? If so, is it true that they're just a different color strain of Yellow Lab? I've only seen them in this guy's store, never anywhere else..

I know that a photo would be immensely helpful, so next time I go by that store I'll try to take one.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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There is a white species of Lab, essentially the same as the yellows otherwise. He may be the only seller locally, but they do turn up on aquabid occaisonally, and there are a number of online retailers that may also have them available.
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There is a white strain of Nkhata Bay which isn't common but it's not rare, and the line about he's only retailer is bunch is horse...well you know the rest.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...es.php?id=1667
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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Oh wow, yea I think that's it. My skills with google aren't what they used to be... But thank you!!
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