Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

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freude88
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Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

Post by freude88 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:06 pm

Can someone help me identify this Mbuna? Thanks..
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Re: Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

Post by Pete B » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:24 pm

Looks like an 'elongatus' type.

Maybe Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus yellow tail'?

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Re: Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

Post by Creepy85 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:40 pm

Looks more like a Cynotilapia zerbroides, maybe Nkhata, or Hai Reef.

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Re: Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

Post by SergeS » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:16 am

None of the above I reckon. Labidochromis sp "mbamba".

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Re: Can someone identify this Mbuna please?

Post by freude88 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:42 pm

I wish there was a sure fire way to tell. He does look an awful like the mbamba from other pictures on the web. I would like to breed him but don't want to take a chance in crossbreeding.

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