Please help me ID these two fish

Discussion on general cichlid care and issues. ID cichlids you don't know the origin of. Mixed tank questions.

Moderators: Troy, Ken Boorman

Post Reply
tara.walker.940
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:38 am

Please help me ID these two fish

Post by tara.walker.940 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:20 pm

I need help IDing these fish. I'm sure one is a dwarf Orange flash cichlid and the other all white one is supposed to be. Compressiceps 'eye biter' but I really don't think it is since it looks just like my other 2 inch peacocks. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
*side note- I ordered these fish and I am sure I was sent something else other than a eye biter. I know which one is the Orange flash but I am being told the Orange flash is the eye biter
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg (48.96 KiB) Viewed 2784 times
image.jpg
Orange flash?
image.jpg (42.28 KiB) Viewed 2784 times
image.jpg
A eye biter?
image.jpg (21.34 KiB) Viewed 2784 times
image.jpg
Pretty sure this is a Orange flash but I'm being told its a compressiceps. Hard to tell but she had a lot of Orange and long fins
image.jpg (34.02 KiB) Viewed 2784 times

Fish_guycichlids
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:42 pm

Re: Please help me ID these two fish

Post by Fish_guycichlids » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:49 pm

Idk exactly buT the first lookalike some Type of peacock and second looks like some Type of Victorian hap

User avatar
Philippe Burnel
CichlidRoom Expert
Posts: 1114
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2003 5:54 am
Location: France/ Normandy
Contact:

Re: Please help me ID these two fish

Post by Philippe Burnel » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:50 am

the 2nd is a Malawi Hap, not victorian.
Need better pics

User avatar
zenins
Posts: 346
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:11 pm
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Please help me ID these two fish

Post by zenins » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:57 pm

I have Compressiceps Malawi Eye Biter and I can tell you that you do not, sorry

The head is not the right shape, nor is the mouth

Male:
Image

Female:
Image

Mark Smith
CichlidRoom Expert
Posts: 1344
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:58 pm

Re: Please help me ID these two fish

Post by Mark Smith » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Just D. compressiceps. Not need to add the "Malawi Eye Biter" trade name that was erroneously applied to this species a long time ago.

User avatar
zenins
Posts: 346
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:11 pm
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: Please help me ID these two fish

Post by zenins » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:02 pm

Mark Smith wrote:Just D. compressiceps. Not need to add the "Malawi Eye Biter" trade name that was erroneously applied to this species a long time ago.
Thanks, some only know it as Malawi Eye Biter, I do use Dimidiochromis compressiceps most of the time ;)

Post Reply

Return to “General Cichlids”