What Type of Cichlids is This? Newbie w/Background

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What Type of Cichlids is This? Newbie w/Background

Post by Cali_Cichness » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:21 pm

Greetings, I been in the cichlid hobby for about 8 years now. Had a great first setup with fry and all the first time around... A move to new city killed them. Took a 2 year break and recently dusted the 40 Gal long off and got it running. After cycling the tank I put in 4 Mbunas. They were great for almost 2 months so I decided to buy another 4 "assorted" cichlids and put them in with one big mistake... Didn't quarantine. I actually noticed one of the new guys had white feces at the pet store but thought nothing of it until my fish started acting funny. A couple dead fish and a few Google hours later I realized it was bloat. Tried everything from epsom salt to clout with 2 barely living survivers in a hospital tank still. I almost gave up on the entire cichlid thing but decided I'd give it one more try. I treated the main tank with only a Pleco in it for the past week with Metro (to kill any traces left of the bloat left behind) yesterday and today did a WC, vacuumed the gravel really good and rearranged the whole thing.
Anyhow, I Went to a LFS this time instead of petsmart and got me four healthy African assorted cichlids to start my main tank over again, an electric yellow, a red zebra, a albino zebra and one that I can not find anywhere online or have ever seen. So I was hoping someone here would have an idea. I'll attach a pic.
Btw my water parameters are good. Fully cycled 0amonia 0nitrite 10-20nitrate 8-8.2ph.
What kind of Cich is this?
What kind of Cich is this?

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Re: What Type of Cichlids is This? Newbie w/Background

Post by scapersspace » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:28 pm

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