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#1 zoecat6

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 02:45 PM

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I got this fish from a local petstore that has all of their cichlids mixed together with no id. When I first picked him up as a baby he was white with the black line. He's probably 2" now an has turned a beautiful iridescent color. Its really hard too see his colors in the pics but he's really pretty, green and yellow on his top fin and redsand yellows on his body.
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:33 PM

I have to admit this one troubles me. I started looking for pics of similar looking fishes and havn't come back with much. I was thinking at first it was a tropheus of some sort because of the mouth, but I quickly found that it was not the case...Maybe it is a protomelas from lake malwi...there are tons of them, but I have never seen a big roud black mark in the middle of the back like that....that is what is throwing me off the most...

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:33 AM

that is not an African Cichlid at all it is a South American Cichlid. I am not sure of the scientific name but i do know that it is called a "Nicaraguian(i can't spell) Cichlid." I am positive that i cannot spell but i am also positive that your fish is a South American cichlid known as "Nicaraguian Cichlid." Thankful to be of service.
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:33 AM

that is not an African Cichlid at all it is a South American Cichlid. I am not sure of the scientific name but i do know that it is called a "Nicaraguian(i can't spell) Cichlid." I am positive that i cannot spell but i am also positive that your fish is a South American cichlid known as "Nicaraguian Cichlid." Thankful to be of service.
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:40 AM

o and by the way i am not sure how large these fish get but if it is at 2 inches it might be mature.. if the fish is mature in the picture it is definatly a female.
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Posted 14 March 2005 - 01:13 PM

i dont know why that appeared twice?
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 11:37 AM

He is right...I was way off.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:15 PM

matt is right i took a quick glimpse of it and its definetly a nica cichlid. its not very aggressive, and it doesn't get too big either, but whatch out for that red ear slider. :)

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 03:23 PM

matt is right i took a quick glimpse of it and its definetly a nica cichlid.  its not very aggressive, and it doesn't get too big either, but whatch out for that red ear slider. :)

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thats not a red eared slider.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:02 PM

Female nicaraguensis.


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:32 AM

well if you would like to find out what they are go to liveaquaria.com then select fish a then freshwater



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:35 AM

Blue Acara
(Aequidens pulcher

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:25 PM

[size=1]looks like a texas cichlid

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:36 PM

[size=1]looks like a texas cichlid

it is not a texas cichlid. i have one of those and thats not what it is!! and that orange one is either a red-devil or midas cichlid.




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