Need to know the name of this

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Need to know the name of this

Post by brettturpin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:18 am

I bought an African cichlid and nobody could tell me the name just that it was an assorted African cichlid well I have a picture of it and I think it's marble(ish) but could be wrong. Image


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Re: Need to know the name of this

Post by Mark Smith » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:41 pm

This is a Lake Malawi hybrid, with one of the parents being an Aulonocara species, and the other, an mbuna of unknow generic origin. This sort of hybrid has been so inbred/hybridized repeatedly/selectively bred over the past 20 years, that it is all but impossible to ascertain which specific species were involved with its (their) creation.

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Re: Need to know the name of this

Post by brettturpin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:48 pm

I found out that it's a ob peacock/dragon blood hybrid thanks


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Re: Need to know the name of this

Post by tomkeay147 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:47 am

It's a hybrid between a aulonocara (aka peacock) and a mbuna
The ob gene does not occur in the peacock/aulonocara family it is strictly a mbuna gene.
At some point someone crossed the two to get the ob gene into the aulonocara probably more than once to get the gene stable.
Any and all ob aulonocara are hybrids


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