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Old 11-19-2022, 09:52 PM   #1
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What kind of cichlids do I have?

]I put my first two fish in my tank today, I bought “2 African cichlids” I was wondering if someone could tell me what exact variety I got from the store so I know what to feed, and what a good diet will be. And how big will they get eventually so I know what size tank to upgrade to. I got cichlids because I have 7.8-8.4 ph water and decently hard water. My kh is really high as well. I have some plants in my tank and drift wood.

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Old 11-20-2022, 05:02 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum

The blue and black striped fish could be a lombardoi or kenyi cichlid. They normally grow to 4-5 inches

The albina could be an albino peacock cichlid (Aulonocara sp). It's virtually impossible to tell what species an albino fish is due to it being white. Aulonocara species normally grow to 4-5 inches.

Both are from Lake Malawi and need a pH around 7.6 and a GH around 300ppm.

The lombardoi (if it turns out to be that) is a real nasty bugga when mature. The peacocks are normally fine. Both eat meat but will take a bit of plant matter too.
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