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Old 03-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Id please :)

Ok, went to the lfs with a list of compatible cichlids for my tank after having to rehome 5 fish because of incompatibility issues... Unfortunately for me my list did not include pictures and now I believe its possible I have been led astray. Just want to make sure everyone can coexist, if not I gotta get em back to the store! Only got 6 days to do so! There is 2 I need identifications for. Sorry for the bad quality, I had to use my phone
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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The top left looks to be a Metriaclima estherae(red zebra) and the other is a pseudotropheus elongatus ornatus (female)
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I'm not good with the ID on Africans anymore, but I do have a little advice on the plants. You may want to attach the anubias to some rocks, I see that in one pic the rhizome is buried which will kill the plant and Africans do perform a lot of rescaping as far as the substrate goes and usually bury stuff.
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The top left looks to be a Metriaclima estherae(red zebra) and the other is a pseudotropheus elongatus ornatus (female)
Almost looks to me like a developing saulosi. One of mine looks identical.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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Almost looks to me like a developing saulosi. One of mine looks identical.
Which fish?
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The orange fish is the red zebra and the other is possibly a saolosi but I'm not sure on that one think it may be a type of elongatus
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Definitely a elongatus ornatus female 100%
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Bad pic but this is what I was basing that on. Of course the flash made it have a shiny look
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Kinda see what you mean but the baring is a lot thicker.
This is the female ornatus i use to have about 5 years ago. You can see she looks identical, just mine was slightly more yellow.
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Kinda see what you mean but the baring is a lot thicker.
This is the female ornatus i use to have about 5 years ago. You can see she looks identical, just mine was slightly more yellow.
Looks exactly like this! I noticed when I put her in the tank she was longer and more slender than the rest. She was sold to me as a male kenyi, ha.
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I'm not good with the ID on Africans anymore, but I do have a little advice on the plants. You may want to attach the anubias to some rocks, I see that in one pic the rhizome is buried which will kill the plant and Africans do perform a lot of rescaping as far as the substrate goes and usually bury stuff.
Yes! I noticed that after taking the pics too I have the other one attatched to a rock on the other side. I ran out of thread so I hurried it in the sand
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