ID help please

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ID help please

Post by sonialy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:52 pm

Can anyone help me id these fish please..........

I was told they are Crimson Tide Cichlids but i'm unsure
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Re: ID help please

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 am

They look like "Haplochromis" latifasciatus
http://burnel.perso.neuf.fr/Photos/Hapl ... iatus.html

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Re: ID help please

Post by Victorian_Votarist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:34 pm

Agreed, these are two females from the Lati's species. I believe they are actually extinct in the wild, but are fairly common in the hobby. I've actually got 5 females, one of which is holding and about to spit in a couple days :)

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Re: ID help please

Post by Greg Steeves » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:42 pm

Greetings sonialy

These are Astatotilapia latifasciata from the Kyoga Basin. This fish is still common in both Lake Kyoga and some of the Kyoga finger lakes. Its CARES and red list status is reflected in the fragility of the environment and not current population numbers. It's a fantastic aquarium fish showing brilliant coloration. Even the females are not bad looking.

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