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Hey guys. So not so long ago my brother converted my old oscar tank into an African cichlid tank. A frend gave him 6 cichlids for free. Oneof whitch is this one. We have no idee what it is and hoping someone can help out
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OFL replied the topic: What is this?

Not quite sure, that if you look at its mouth, you can see that it's obviously the type of fish that will eat other large fish. Every interesting to find out exactly what type this is.

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face mcshooty replied the topic: What is this?

i'm no african cichlid expert but it looks like a (Altolamprologus compressiceps)

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OFL replied the topic: What is this?

Okay, I did a bit of research and I think I've found the fish you are looking for

Altolamprologus compressiceps

www.fishchannel.com/freshwater-aquariums/species-info/cichlid/african-cichlid-altolamprologus-compressiceps.aspx

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turtle lover replied the topic: What is this?

I remember a cousin of it that is said to bite eyes, the malawi eyebiter.
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mikestike replied the topic: Re:What is this?

Thanks face mcshooty and ofl. Im pretty sure you guys are right. Its a beautiful fish though. Its quite territorial but not aggressive. Also. I know this is unrelated but i want to put silica sand in my oscar tank. I know african cichlids like it but what about the American ones?
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face mcshooty replied the topic: What is this?

sand is fine for oscars just make sure it's not too fine if it is it will cloud your water if the oscar starts to dig

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nice looking fish though

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