Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

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Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:46 pm

Hi
Can somebody help me with my cichlids ID.Sellers dont known exactly what it is.
I checked tousends of pictures and for me looks like Aulonocara,but i dont known
witch one,becouse is too many of them.
I asked Pam before and She told me that cichlid looks more like some type
of Protomelas Taeniolatus,and again i checked many pics and for me looks difrent.
Now i totally dont known.


Sorry for my language,but anglish is not my native.



Thanks!!!!
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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:06 pm

Some good pics for people to help ID him. :)

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:20 pm

I dont understand,pictures whitch i uploaded are in bad quality and people need better for recognise my cichlid?
I have only one male and one female.
Maybe my subiect title is wrong,becouse i put ''cichlids'' there?

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:22 pm

Can anybody help me recognise my cichlid

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Lisachromis » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:53 pm

Sometimes we just have to wait for the right person to log in. It may be that there's so many choices, it's hard to narrow it down without being somewhat of an expert.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by RickW » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:26 pm

I have a similiar cichlid i tried to get an ID for... One thing i can tell you is that its deffinately not a protomelus taenotolis...I would guess your fish is a fryerei... One difference in mine and yours is, yours is lighter blue with more white on the top fin. if you look a few posts down you can see my post where the fish was given to me as a protomelus taenotolis species also. Your pictures are alot better than mine.
Search some pictures of fryerei and compare them.
Hope this helps a little bit.
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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Mark Smith » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:32 pm

It appears to be a hybrid with a Sciaenochromis fryeri and something else? possibly a Copadichromis species??

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by emartin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:26 pm

Looks like a hybrid to me. Maybe a Copadichromis or Placidochromis species and Fryeri...

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:17 pm

Hi

I have some pictures of my female
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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:33 pm

For me looks more like Aulonocara Stuartgranti.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Mark Smith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:37 pm

Definitely not A. stuartgranti. Take a look at A. Stuartgranti on this site and you will be able to see the difference.

Your fish is a hybrid. Do you know who sold you these fish? Perhaps they can take them back and exchange an actual, valid species for you to work with?

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:43 pm

On tank with this Cichlids sellers has signature "Cichlids from Malawi Lake" and he know nothing else.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:52 pm

And my female is hybrid too or proper fish.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Mark Smith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:00 pm

Hi Leon

Yes, the female is a hybrid, and appears to be of the same hybrid combination as the male.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by leon » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:17 pm

Thank you for Everybody!!!!

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by paragshah » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:28 am

There are also larger edible fish such as mpasa (lake salmon), vundu (catfish) and tilapia (breem). More than 500 have been recorded but it is thought there could be 1,000 different species in Lake malawi africa.

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by Esben » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:37 am

I also think they are hybrids

You can see Aulonocara stuartgranti cobwe here: http://www.wildcichlids.com/Species/Aul ... we-13.aspx

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Post by Esben » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:37 am

And Sciaenochromis fryeri "Namalenje" here: http://www.wildcichlids.com/Species/Sci ... e-242.aspx
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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by musicman » Thu May 13, 2010 8:57 pm

Looks like a possible copadichromis borleyi hybrid, just a guess

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Re: Tryin ID for my malawian cichlids

Post by alanastar » Mon May 31, 2010 1:11 am

May have a bit of Dimidiochromis strigatus crossed with Ahli ???

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