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Old 03-17-2015, 03:07 AM   #1
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Trouble identifying cichlid


Does anyone know what kind of American cichlid this might be? It looks almost like a firemouth, but it isn't
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:33 AM   #2
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Looks more along the lines of a ram. Not a fire mouth.


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Old 03-17-2015, 07:37 AM   #3
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Geophagus brasiliensis, the Pearl Cichlid. These get large and can be pretty nasty, not like the surinamensis-type geophagus.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #4
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Well i bought it thinking it was a female fire mouth.....geez
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:22 PM   #5
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Trouble identifying cichlid

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Well i bought it thinking it was a female fire mouth.....geez

At that size there would be no physical way to tell if it was a male or female short of venting it and even then that would be a bit of a long shot. These are what Meeki around that size would look like





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Old 03-17-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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Well i bought it thinking it was a female fire mouth.....geez

Yeah, unfortunately it's not even the same continent


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Old 03-18-2015, 08:35 AM   #7
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Could it be an Electric Blue Acara that isn't colored up.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:41 AM   #8
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Could it be an Electric Blue Acara that isn't colored up.

I don't believe so, Kyle's ID seems to be correct.


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Old 03-18-2015, 12:09 PM   #9
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Definitely not an acara of any type. Geophagus brasiliensis, 99% sure


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Looks like a ram in the wild


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Old 03-20-2015, 12:08 AM   #11
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Again....not a ram, or even a dwarf cichlid. Geophagus brasiliensis.


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Again....not a ram, or even a dwarf cichlid. Geophagus brasiliensis.


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Again....not a ram, or even a dwarf cichlid. Geophagus brasiliensis.


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Wait, it may be a managuense cichlid bahahahaha jk


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Na looks like a puffer to me.

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Na looks like a puffer to me.

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So I work at an animal shelter and everyone there knows I'm the fish/reptile guy. We had a parachromis dovii get brought in on seize hold (taken from a search warrant, if the person is being arrested, we impound all living animals in the home). I was asked what it was, knew right away. Some honestly tried to correct me and said it was a managuense haha I'm still a little bitter from that. Nobody there knows fish like me, not to sound egotistic...this isn't the first time my opinion on exotics has been disregarded


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So I work at an animal shelter and everyone there knows I'm the fish/reptile guy. We had a parachromis dovii get brought in on seize hold (taken from a search warrant, if the person is being arrested, we impound all living animals in the home). I was asked what it was, knew right away. Some honestly tried to correct me and said it was a managuense haha I'm still a little bitter from that. Nobody there knows fish like me, not to sound egotistic...this isn't the first time my opinion on exotics has been disregarded


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WOW. Would love to know the protocols on how that is handled. With transport and a suitable set up to hold it. Pm me the info if you have a chance so as not to train wreck the ops thread.

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WOW. Would love to know the protocols on how that is handled. With transport and a suitable set up to hold it. Pm me the info if you have a chance so as not to train wreck the ops thread.

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WOW. Would love to know the protocols on how that is handled. With transport and a suitable set up to hold it. Pm me the info if you have a chance so as not to train wreck the ops thread.

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Right now it's a joke, but my department (animal control) is fighting to get it fixed but we're getting a lot of resistance from select people. I'll pm you more when I get home later tonight


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First looks like a yellow Acura and second is a fire mouth


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