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Old 01-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Identification help with mating pair

I have what I think are a male Albino Red Top Ice Blue Zebra and a female Ice Blue Red Top Zebra (Maylandia Greshakei). The two have already mated (much to my surprise, I thought she may have been a he ) and I now have about 14 3week old fry. I wanted to make sure that they are in fact, the same breed of fish before I took the fry to the LFS. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.







She's hard to get a good picture of because she's all over the place.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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I don't think it's a female ice blue red top zebra.Just doesn't look right imo
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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When I look through photos of Maylandia Greshakei, there are quite a few photos of females that look just like this one. But, she's also comparable to an Cobalt blue, except for the Orange tinge on the dorsal. Idk, that's where you guys come in I appreciate any and all ideas.
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I just dont see too much orange on the dorsal fin that's what I'm going on.What size is she?
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She's about 2 3/4". It's the lighting, she's got quite a bit of orange coloring. She darts around soo much. let me see if I can get a better picture.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Ok cool that would be good
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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Ok I see much more yellow there but in your latest pics she looks like a yellow tailed acei
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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You're right. But her face is more blunt (I Guess I could say) with the striping of a Zebra or Kenyi. I guess it helps to see her in all facets of light and life. But, it's entirely possible that she herself is in fact a cross breed that the LFS got from their dealer.
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It's possible.Could be a young cobalt though.
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Not a cobalt, kenyi or acei.

That fish has the snout of a Labeotropheus. Not sure on the variant though.
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Not a cobalt, kenyi or acei.

That fish has the snout of a Labeotropheus. Not sure on the variant though.
Perhaps a hongi?
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Hongi's are member's of the Labidochromis genus and have a different mouth shape.

The fish in question appears to be a member of (or has a lineage leading back to) the Labeotropheus genus.
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This fish looks chunky enough to be a zebra to me.
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You're right about that snout! She's comparable to a fuelleborni.
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