Please help ID this fish

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Please help ID this fish

Post by slclick » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:19 am

Can someone help me identify this fish? My sister has given me these pictures and would like to know what it is. Right now, it's in a tank by itself, and she wants to know what she can put in with it. I don't know much about cichlids, but it looked like one to me, so I figured the fine folks on this board would know. :)

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Thanks...

-Steven
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Post by Florent » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:31 pm

this is Tilapia buttikoferi . A very big cichlid; up to 40 cm ...

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:51 pm

... and often very aggressive !

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Post by Lisachromis » Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:12 pm

And as it grows, it's interesting colour pattern will fade out......

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Post by slclick » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:14 am

Thanks... I believe it was sold to them a while ago as a "community" fish. It wasn't too long before it was the only fish left in the community. Looks like he'll be going back to the store.

Thanks for the help...

-Steven

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:21 am

yes, fine for a community tank :roll: .

Jean-Claude Nourissat had some in one of his tank with large "Cichlasoma"... but the tank was 15000 liters !
In this tank it was not agressive.

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