Species help me malawi cichlid

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timothyvandewal
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Species help me malawi cichlid

Post by timothyvandewal » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:55 pm

Hello i just bought 2 labidochromis caeruleus  in the shop but i think i have bought 2 different species
Thanks already for the help ! Here is the picture
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hdbIr4 ... p=drivesdk

bdmminer
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Re: Species help me malawi cichlid

Post by bdmminer » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:30 am

Hello Timothy,

I can tell you that the one in the pot looks to be a L. caeruleus. The other one however looks to have a blue nose? I am not sure if this is a lighting effect or if that is how it looks in your tank.

L. caeruleus has basically 2 color morphs, Yellow and white, and you have the yellow variety in that tank. If the blue is not a lighting effect but is actually how the fish looks it is either a very low quality yellow lab (not solid yellow colored body) or a hybrid of some sort.

An additional picture or two would help though. Hope this helps.

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