My new Salvini cichlid

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Hopefully this works. Got a decent picture of the new salvini. It finally came out of hiding haha.
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I see 2 things here....from what I can see, appears to be male (I see red spots on flanks, dead give away for male), but those spots makes me think hybrid....Sals have 2 black irregular bars, & an eye spot near caudal peduncle, but not spots on the flank & in dorsal. They have been known to hybridize.

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You think it's hybrid, Jack? I personally don't know to much about sals and I know there are tons of cichlids experts here. He has more coloration today with a black bar going all the way down his side, also with the black spot behind his eyes that is starting to show. I'll see if I can get a better pic today
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Brian513 replied the topic: My new Salvini cichlid

Looks like a female to me, going by spot on dorsal fin. Females also have a spot on their cheek(gill plate), my sal has it on her left side. Also watch out for their nasty teeth when it gets older. They are beautiful fish, especially the females.

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BlueMoonJay wrote: You think it's hybrid, Jack? I personally don't know to much about sals and I know there are tons of cichlids experts here. He has more coloration today with a black bar going all the way down his side, also with the black spot behind his eyes that is starting to show. I'll see if I can get a better pic today


It could be, these guys are like Convicts & Festae & will freely interbreed w/ other species.....that spot makes me think so, but it could be excitement making that stand out......but I've never seen Sals w/ spots like that, & I went so far to look @ images online, & after hundreds of pics, I still don't see a mid flank or dorsal spot like that....irregular black bars, absolutely, but not singular spots.

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Brian513 replied the topic: My new Salvini cichlid

Came across some older pix of my Sals, I had 3, only one survived. Not sure if this is one pictured above, but thought I'd post it. I do notice more color and horizontal line which is not shown on yours at time of picture.

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