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Old 09-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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What's The Ugliest Cichlid

It's been a little dull around the cichlid section so it's time a little fun thread regarding the ugliest cichlid.

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1. No Hybrids, I don't consider them cichlids.
2. No criticizing everyone's choices.
3. Must use scientific name.
4. Must post a picture of your choice.

Mine of course comes from the old world (since there are no ugly new world cichlids) and they are Abactochromis labrosus.

Then if this goes half way decent we'll do the opposite.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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I am going to have to go with Cyphotilapia frontosa. Personally, I am not a fan of head humps at all, but the stripes on the frontosa make the hump seem even more unappealing in my eyes.
Perhaps there is another species that will pop to mind later, but frontosa is one that popped to mind the fastest.
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I am going to have to go with Cyphotilapia frontosa. Personally, I am not a fan of head humps at all, but the stripes on the frontosa make the hump seem even more unappealing in my eyes.
Perhaps there is another species that will pop to mind later, but frontosa is one that popped to mind the fastest.
Have to agree hate the humps on frontosa, it's such a same they are a great looking fish when they are juvs
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Sorry I can't do a picture, nor do I know scientific names, but Eye-Biters from lake Malawi(?) and Oscars. And Red Devils, and Severums
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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Haha awesome thread, no doubt I'm going old world as well.

Crytocara moorii- also known as the Malawi blue dolphin cichlid.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Myaka myaka is not a good looking fish sorry no picture, linked the profile at the bottom. The worst fish that I can't stand are flowerhorns and parrot Cichlids that are hybrids and shouldn't count as Hukit mentioned but are by far the most ugly. Haha lol I agree with the top posts just saying
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Teleocichla monogramma. Sorry, no picture. The ones I've seen look like drab, stunted, bug-eyed pipefish with a pot belly.

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Steatocranus casuarius, also known as the buffalo head cichlid. They don't swim, so they scoot around on the bottom. The hump is weird and matches the rest of this fish, just weird!

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Yuck enough said lol
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I can't stand them! Anything with a hump head really! Except fronts, I gotta say I don't mind them :P
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