Help me to identify thia cichlid

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Prateek g s
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Help me to identify thia cichlid

Post by Prateek g s » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 pm

These r my new cichlids .they r one and half inch long and i wanted to know ther real species name .guy from local petstore told me their name was blue morph.and he showed me the bigger version of it and it had very different look .
Are they
1.kenyi cichlid
2.peacock cichlid
3.labidochromus chismulae
4.cobalt blue cichlid
Please help me find their name
The stripes colour intensity changes based on there mood .
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Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

Post by SergeS » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:44 am

They're too young to be 100% sure, but I think it's Maylandia lombardoi (wedge-shaped stripes). Or Metriaclima lombardoi, depending on your persuasion :lol:

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Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

Post by Prateek g s » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:48 am

Will this pic help in identifying this cichlid
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Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

Post by bdmminer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 am

I agree with SergeS. They are definitely too young to have a for sure answer. But Kenyi is a good assumption.

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Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

Post by SergeS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 am

Yes, I still think it's M. lombardoi aka Kenyi cichlid. But they will have to grow. A full grown specimen is a good 5" in size, they should grow on average about 0,5" per month, so do the math :) (Dominant) males will turn bright yellow, females will remain as they are now (blue). A very attractive species.

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