Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

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I got this little guy at a local pet store out of the "assorted cichlid" tank. Any guesses as to what it could be?




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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

That would be a male kenyi, it is a mbuna from lake malawi Africa
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

I have one of those in my Af tank, around 4ins and like my other mbuna, quite aggressive. Not with smaller tankmates, but with others its size.


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myerscichlids23 replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

Ok thank you! Suprd71, how big is your tank and what else do you have in there with him?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

myerscichlids23 wrote: Ok thank you! Suprd71, how big is your tank and what else do you have in there with him?

My Af tank is a 5ft 120g. I have about 25 or so assorted. The ones I can identify are Demasoni, Edwardi, Auratus, Red Jewel, Chilumba, Kribensis, Yellow Lab,Blue Hap Ahli, OB Peacock, Blue Bumblebee, and what I think are hybrid mbuna. A handful I have no idea, but they are pretty!


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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

let me just tell you that if it was sold in a an assorted cichlid tank that fish is not a pure blood fish .. it is a hybrid showing kenyi traits like Ken said ...

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myerscichlids23 replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

let me just tell you that if it was sold in a an assorted cichlid tank that fish is not a pure blood fish .. it is a hybrid showing kenyi traits like Ken said ...


Are hybrids a bad thing? This is really my first run with cichlids! What kind of tank mates would you suggest? Other mbunas?
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

Good point Eddie didn't catch the from an assorted tank
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

myerscichlids23 wrote:

let me just tell you that if it was sold in a an assorted cichlid tank that fish is not a pure blood fish .. it is a hybrid showing kenyi traits like Ken said ...


Are hybrids a bad thing? This is really my first run with cichlids! What kind of tank mates would you suggest? Other mbunas?


Ya for the core hobbyist hybrids are a really bad thing but don't worry about it if you stay in the hobby long enough you'll learn all about it. I suggest you do some research an African tank isn't something you just want to go haphazard into they are beautiful if done right and a complete PITA that you will HATE if not
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yesimhere2 replied the topic: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this cichlid for me?

my wife prefers bio-engineered fish.tank is like a pack of fruity Chiclets.
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