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Old 06-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Take a guess at this african species

Not exactly sure what type this one is anyone else wanna take a guess. I have read that yellow labs sometimes have black stripes, but i dont think those are vertical. I don't think its a bumble bee. Just not sure what he or she is. Got him from a friend who was getting rid of a tank.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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It could be a kenyi
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That's fattest Metriaclima Lombardoi I've ever seen!
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That's either a very fat transitioning male Kenyi, or a very fat subdominant male kenyi. It's very fat no matter how you look at it.
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He started of as the less dominate of the two cichlids in this tank and was more of a dull blue color with some yellow showing through. Then one day he became very territorial and became very bright and a deffinate yellow. He now puts the other cichlid into the corner of the tank when ever he sees him.
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Yea a very big kenyi haha. how long is he?
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The going from Blue to Yellow is something a male Kenyi does.
But he does look a bit over fed. You may want to skip a day of feeding once a week to trim him down a little. It's really easy to over feed any African cichlids, because they act like they are starving, even if you just fed them.
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The going from Blue to Yellow is something a male Kenyi does.
But he does look a bit over fed. You may want to skip a day of feeding once a week to trim him down a little. It's really easy to over feed any African cichlids, because they act like they are starving, even if you just fed them.
Ya I have been feeding twice a day, but lately he has been trying to eat faster and more aggressive in order to not let the other cichlid eat. I will try skipping a day a week or so.
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Once a week, every week I skip a day of feeding and I only feed them once a day. It's more that enough, I don't have any skinny fish.

Except my Fry they get a small amount 3X a day every day until their older.
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Ya I have been feeding twice a day, but lately he has been trying to eat faster and more aggressive in order to not let the other cichlid eat. I will try skipping a day a week or so.
Adult fish do not need to be fed everyday, every other is good. Plus this will also keep the water conditions better.
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