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Old 06-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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what kind of fish is this?

The title days it all
I'm trying to ID the black fish in the second picture in the middle next to the Oscar thanks!
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Can you get a better picture? Body shape almost looks like a male auratus, the same as the female in the first pic. But, I couldn't be sure without a pic. There are others that it could be as well just based on that shape.
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Also, I moved this thread to the Cichlid Discussion.
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Can you get a better picture? Body shape almost looks like a male auratus, the same as the female in the first pic. But, I couldn't be sure without a pic. There are others that it could be as well just based on that shape.
I agree, what size tank are those fish? They are not compaitable being mixed with South American cichlids due to different aggression level, overall size, and diet demands.
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I got some more pictures mf.
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The yellow and black one is definitely an auratus. Almost looks like a juvie male by the way it's getting white on top. Mine started that way then turned black. The other is not an auratus. The name escapes me, but I'm sure HUKIT can id. It's been a while since I've kept africans.
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Interesting, those two fish had babies the other day. You sure they are not both the same breed?
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Melanochromis Dialeptos.
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I take it is possible for them to breed. Considering I have two little ones swimming around.
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Any mouthbrooding cichlid will mate with any other mouthbrooder when fish from their own genus is absent, that's the one of the reasons they evolve so quickly.

You really should research those fish you have selected, oscars and mbuna are not compatible.
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