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Old 03-29-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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What kind of cichlid is this!?

I bought this guy in an assorted parrot bunch, wondering what the name of this is!?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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Well its not a parrot its a peacock cichlid and im not positive on this because i don't really keep peacocks but this looks to me like a red empress
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Excellent, I knew it wasn't a parrot but I loved the colouring, if in fact it is what you say it is I am much more excited!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Excellent, I knew it wasn't a parrot but I loved the colouring, if in fact it is what you say it is I am much more excited!!
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They are a pretty popular cichlid so im going to guess that that's what you have got.
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You that's the one thank you!!
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A red empress is a Haplochromis not peacock
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A red empress is a Haplochromis not peacock
Ahh okay i will keep that in mind As i said i don't really keep peacocks or anything similar. Im more into the big ugly cichlids Haha :p
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What's your flavour poly
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Flavour? I don't eat cichlids :p jk im guessing that was a typo
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I meant to say flavour, however what is your favourite kind!?
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I meant to say flavour, however what is your favourite kind!?
Oh boy that's a tuff one there are so many. Right now i am really favoring frontosas i just purchased a big one very beautiful. I love green terrors, buffalo heads, dolphins, to sum it up basically any big bulky cichlid i probably love. There are other cichlids that aren't so ugly that i really want to get my hands on one in particular is called a christyi cichlid or Malawi hawk. I really want an emperor cichlid too.
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What is the other name for a emperor cichlid!? Ive been looking for one of those and also been looking for a neolamprologus christyi
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What is the other name for a emperor cichlid!? Ive been looking for one of those and also been looking for a neolamprologus christyi
Boulengerochromis microlepis
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...es.php?id=1946
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Giant cichlid
scientific name is Boulengerochromis microlepis
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