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Old 10-09-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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What kind of cichlid is this? Is it a firemouth? (pic)

Well I bought, what I was told was 2 firemouths on wednesday. The one on the left I know is a firemouth, but the one on the right I'm not to sure. The one on the right is more of a yellow and black color with vertical stripes. It does have the big horizontal stripe in the center like the other firemouth. Also it doesn't have a red "belly: and its gills have blue/green bots on them. So is the one on the right realll a firemouth. I ask because it has become the bully of the tank with my other firemouths that are in there. If its not will I have a problem bringing it back to get a real firemouth (because the store lied to be and said it was one).

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Old 10-09-2004, 12:53 AM   #2
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I believe the one on the right is a young Jack Dempsey, Cichlasoma octofasciatum. They get larger than the Firemouth and, as you've already found, can be quite aggressive. Still...if the tank is large enough then you might be able to get away with keeping the fish together.

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Old 10-09-2004, 01:07 AM   #3
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it looks like a fish I have, the only identification I can find for it is an Aureum, similiar to firemouths but they don't have the red bellies
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You're right fruitbat, jackie!
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:35 AM   #5
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hm.. more yellow and got black stripes

I think is a young Cichlasoma Salvini.

If so they are highly aggressive and predatory.
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Nahhh.....look at the picture.....Jack Dempsey!

Definitely not a salvini.
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diesel got it, except for the aggresive part imo, strips across the nose , ill say salvini would like to see a side view though, youll adore that fish cause he looks like a male, lighter in color,
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It's definitely not a firemouth or a Jack: I'm not sold on it being a salvini either (the vertical banding doesn't seem right). Is there any way you can get another shot of the fish, similar to the "side-view" of the firemouth?
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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It's definitely not a firemouth or a Jack: I'm not sold on it being a salvini either (the vertical banding doesn't seem right). Is there any way you can get another shot of the fish, similar to the "side-view" of the firemouth?
here is the side veiw that you wanted

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...97894560jzNKfD
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Old 10-09-2004, 02:11 PM   #10
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Jack Dempsey.

Absolutely not a salvini.
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