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Old 10-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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African cichlid ID

Hey guys and ladies. Help me confirm my ID of my new fish. They look like red empress's and male. What do you think?
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Protomelas taeniolatus
That's a profile for red empress, and I'm no African cichlid expert, but those do not look like red empress to me. In fact, I'm going to wager a guess that these aren't Malawi cichlids at all, but Victorians. I don't have enough experience with Victorians to ID them for you, but I'll keep looking and see what I can come up with.
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possible lethrinops intermedius, look into that. Maybe too long a body
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Protomelas taeniolatus That's a profile for red empress, and I'm no African cichlid expert, but those do not look like red empress to me. In fact, I'm going to wager a guess that these aren't Malawi cichlids at all, but Victorians. I don't have enough experience with Victorians to ID them for you, but I'll keep looking and see what I can come up with.
Defiantly Victorian hap. Very similar looking to my ruby greens



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Old 10-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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Protomelas taeniolatus That's a profile for red empress, and I'm no African cichlid expert, but those do not look like red empress to me. In fact, I'm going to wager a guess that these aren't Malawi cichlids at all, but Victorians. I don't have enough experience with Victorians to ID them for you, but I'll keep looking and see what I can come up with.
Thanks. Let me know if you find anything. I'll keep doing my research as well.
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possible lethrinops intermedius, look into that. Maybe too long a body
Yea I'm not sure.
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Defiantly Victorian hap. Very similar looking to my ruby greens
I agree just need to figure out which one.
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They all look very similar maybe not colored up kyoga flame back? They are pretty common in the trade
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They all look very similar maybe not colored up kyoga flame back? They are pretty common in the trade
It was labeled as fire hap at the store.
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Kyoga flame back is what I'm going with. You could have two females and that's why the colors aren't showing or the male is just suppressing them. It's hard to tell sex without colors
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Kyoga flame back is what I'm going with. You could have two females and that's why the colors aren't showing or the male is just suppressing them. It's hard to tell sex without colors
They just got brought home. At the store one of the two had really nice colors. I thought it was a male and female. Thanks I think your right.
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