ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

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ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by malawicarsten » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:12 am

Hi

Can anyone help me ID these fish we photographed in Malawi back in 2008 ?
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Unknown fish
They where caught in the Southern part of the lake

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Carsten

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Re: ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by Mark Smith » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:55 pm

The closest I would come to would possibly be a species of the genus Copadichromis?

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Re: ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by malawicarsten » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi Mark

Yes that is also my guess, in the virginalis Group.

There's several to choose from but I can't find any description on the "Fire Crest"

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Re: ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by Mark Smith » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:48 pm

Do you have another photo showing the male with its dorsal fin spread open?

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Re: ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by malawicarsten » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:19 am

I have the following Pictures, sadly not with open dorsal fin..
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Male
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Male head
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Female head

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Re: ID wildcaught Malawi cichlid

Post by ignantmike » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:38 pm

i'm guessing deep water because of eye size?.......

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