need id on some new cichlids i just got

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need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by chiefbigsmoke » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:30 pm

Hello everyone, first thing I have to say is thank you everyone for all your help. I just got 6 new cichlids for my tank but they're only about an inch and a half in size so I have them in their own tank to grow up in so they don't get eaten. I got a few I couldn't id myself. The two top pics are of the same fish because I figured it would be the hardest to id. The next one is a purple with a bit of a yellowish tint on the dorsal fin. The last has a somewhat greenish tint to his whole body
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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:11 am

Aulonocara, (female ?), impossible to say wich species but maybe jacobfreibergi

Maylandia lombardoi (bad strain)

Nimbochromis venustus


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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by Grummie2 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:33 am

Second species...Lab. sp 'perlmutt' ?
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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Why is the one a bad strain?
I don't understand.

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Post by Lisachromis » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:41 am

I think Phillipe is referring to the brown striped fish facing away from the camera in the first shot. Do you have a shot of that one side on?

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:09 am

3de picture !!!
Did you ever see a real lombardoi ?
Compare the black stripes with yours.
Unfortunatlys it's really difficult to find nice lombardoi now.

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Post by Grummie2 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:25 am

There are some shockingly bad lombardoi around at the moment, thin stripes/too many stripes/yellow females!, the list goes on. The fish pictured though is a lab. 'perlmut' as I said earlier, probably czech bred.
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Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:24 pm

If i look to the picture, I don't see any reason to call this fish "perlmut"
It's a lombardoi such we can see in petshops.

here are "perlmutt" :
http://burnel.perso.sfr.fr/Photos/Labid ... lmutt.html

here are lombardoi (wild caught)
: http://burnel.perso.sfr.fr/Photos/Mayla ... ardoi.html


anyway a better picture could greatly help

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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by chiefbigsmoke » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:54 pm

The fish facing away in pic 1 is the same purple fish in pic 3. My camera didn't pic up its coloring very well but its a light purple with a yellow dorsal fin and wide black vertical stripes that are surprisingly identical on both sides.
I looked at the links provided and it looks very much like the purlmut pic.

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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:22 pm

chiefbigsmoke wrote:The fish facing away in pic 1 is the same purple fish in pic 3. My camera didn't pic up its coloring very well but its a light purple with a yellow dorsal fin and wide black vertical stripes that are surprisingly identical on both sides.
I looked at the links provided and it looks very much like the purlmut pic.
Just double checked colors. Light purple with wide dark purple stripes and yellow only on the tip of the dorsal fin. Definitely perlmutt.

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:04 am

close picture of the head ?

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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 am

This is the best shot I can get is a fast-moving little booger. Sorry about sideways pic I haven't figured out how to fix that.
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Post by Philippe Burnel » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:13 am

if any body see a perlmutt :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by Grummie2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:11 pm

From that pic the head shape is not right for 'perlmutt', but the colour does not look right for 'lombardoi' either.
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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:57 pm

After looking at several pics and comparing them to my fish I've got to say it looks more like the perlmutt in head shape and coloration.

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Post by Grummie2 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:36 am

It would be good to see pics of this fish in a few months time if you still have it. The mass produced fish can be a lot different from their wild counterparts, it'll be interesting to see if this fish shows more of its real self as it matures.
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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:15 pm

I definitely plan to have him for the rest of his life so I'll be happy to post a few pics as he or she matures.

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Post by chiefbigsmoke » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 pm

Photo update. With and without flash.
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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by Grummie2 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:59 am

Well, I don't mind admitting I was wrong, not perlmutt. As Philippe suggested, looks like a lombardoi (female).
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Re: need id on some new cichlids i just got

Post by chiefbigsmoke » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:29 pm

Thanks for the reply grummie, it's nice to know exactly what I have. Thanks to experts like you guys out there to help me.

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