what kind of fish is this?

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watrsedg
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what kind of fish is this?

Post by watrsedg » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:17 pm

this fish is a bright yellow from belly to top of spots, then a blue/gray along the top. I bought this at a pet store recently hoping it to be a male managuense (jaguar)cichlid. He is in the 100 gallon tank with 2 other jaguars and a large oscar. He is the smaller of the four by many inches but he now "rules" the tank. His colors are unlike much that ive seen with jags and I have heard of hybrid fish being very aggresive and was wondering if maybe this fish wasnt 100% managuense. Definately has jag spots though. I have been trying to get 2 to pair up and spawn for me, but so far its just alot of flaring out at each other and digging. I plan to remove the oscar soon for a better chance.
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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by John Heaton » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:12 pm

Could be a Freddy. They are very aggressive.
Parachromis.friedrichsthalii
The one with the pale markings is an unhappy juvenile
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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by Rick Thibert » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:12 am

This fish looks very much like P. friedrichstahli IMO and not managuense.

I do believe managuense have one or two fewer vertical bars......... , then, I suppose there is much variation in nature...........

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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by Alex Odesit » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:50 am

I agree with above said.
P. friedrichstahli.

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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by aquaticwonders » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:38 am

looks like a Freddie but when you say
then a blue/gray along the top
Id then lean towards Parachromis loisellei

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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by John Heaton » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:49 pm

I am not personally acquainted with P.loisellei as it is found in Lake Izabal way to the south of me.
This is a popular comment "Often confused with P. friedrichsthali, the loisellei are more tall bodied and have a bluish-turquoise pattern above the lateral line. One major difference is the absence of vertical bars on the loisellei."
It is also reported to be aggressive.
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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by Alex Odesit » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:02 pm

For the reference here is my male P.Loisellie I use to have. As John mention, it does lock vertical bars and tall bodied.
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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by bennymoreno51 » Wed May 06, 2015 12:09 pm

Wow nice cichlid there

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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by bennymoreno51 » Wed May 06, 2015 12:26 pm

It a jaguars cichlid

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Re: what kind of fish is this?

Post by Bas Pels » Wed May 06, 2015 2:24 pm

I would assume the fish in the first posting to e loissellei. 70 % certain, if not fridichsthally.

Both species have different types of body patterns, but I never saw fridrichsthalli with these markings, while I did see loissellei.

Further, apart from the much more slender Panamese varieties one can see in the hobby, most loissellei have a deeper body than fridrichsthalli. But again, it is hard.

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