Help identifying my cichlid's please.

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iluvbikestwo
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Help identifying my cichlid's please.

Post by iluvbikestwo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:53 pm

Could someone please help me identify these two. Thanks.
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heavyhitter
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Re: Help identifying my cichlid's please.

Post by heavyhitter » Fri May 05, 2017 1:49 pm

The top fish looks like a female managuensis

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Post by heavyhitter » Fri May 05, 2017 1:53 pm

The second one looks like a blue peacock. I'm not super versed in African identification however.

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Post by Bas Pels » Fri May 05, 2017 2:43 pm

heavyhitter wrote:The top fish looks like a female managuensis
or another Parachromis.

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Post by Darrell Ullisch » Sat May 06, 2017 12:20 pm

Bas Pels wrote:
heavyhitter wrote:The top fish looks like a female managuensis
or another Parachromis.
Actually, I'd put the probability about 90% on Parachromis loisellei. Also possible would be motaguense or friedrichsthali, but I'd put money on loisellei.
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Post by Bas Pels » Mon May 08, 2017 7:45 am

my first thoughts were motaguensae, but later I saw a fish which made me think mota again, and I wrote that down, resulting an a lot of disturbed feelings, because the fish were supposed to be fridrichsthalli

loissellei and fridrichsthalli can be quite similar, and apparently, motaguensae can look like them too.

But I never heard anybody mess managuensae up with any of the other species of Parachromis.

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Mon May 08, 2017 12:26 pm

and what about the 2nd one ?
Is there any better picture ?
Could be Otopharynx sp

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Post by Mark Smith » Tue May 09, 2017 12:17 am

The second one looks like a hybrid, Sciaenochromis fryeri x ??

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Re: Help identifying my cichlid's please.

Post by robert.brooks.tn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:04 pm

Darrell Ullisch wrote:
Bas Pels wrote:
heavyhitter wrote:The top fish looks like a female managuensis
or another Parachromis.
Actually, I'd put the probability about 90% on Parachromis loisellei. Also possible would be motaguense or friedrichsthali, but I'd put money on loisellei.
The mottling on the top photo is not consistent with the female managuense. I would lean towards friedrichsthali based on the heavy lateral band. Had several mated pairs of managuense over a 10-15year stretch and they do not develop that banding along on the side.

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