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ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby Ziala » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:19 pm

Hello everyone, just another cichlid fan and new to the forums. Only a year into the cichlid hobby and loving it/them. I know this guy is a little young but I'm wondering if any of you experts out there might have an idea what this little blue guy could be. Thanks so much :)

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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby kyboy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:01 pm

It looks like a Pseudotropheus socolofi
40L Ps.Saulosi & Met. sp.Chailosi "Chitande"
55g Yellow Labs, Met. Membe "Deep" & Met.sp.Dolphin
29g Cyno. Afra Nkhata Bay "yellow blaze"
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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby Ziala » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks, you actually confirmed my guess. After posting I looked that up and it looks very similar. I hate that my lfs sells stuff as "assorted" , Ill have a few more pictures coming because of this as well
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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby Ziala » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:34 pm

These were all sold as "Assorted Peacocks"

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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:26 pm

1. Is a hybrid peacock, often called a sunburst or other names depending on colour.
2 & 4 Look like German Red/Ruby Red Peacocks.
3. not a peacock, rather a Protomelas sp. "Taiwan Reef Steveni"
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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby 13razorbackfan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:08 am

Fogelhund wrote:1. Is a hybrid peacock, often called a sunburst or other names depending on colour.
2 & 4 Look like German Red/Ruby Red Peacocks.
3. not a peacock, rather a Protomelas sp. "Taiwan Reef Steveni"

You think that taiwan reef is pure?
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Re: ID on an "Assorted african cichlid"

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:21 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
Fogelhund wrote:1. Is a hybrid peacock, often called a sunburst or other names depending on colour.
2 & 4 Look like German Red/Ruby Red Peacocks.
3. not a peacock, rather a Protomelas sp. "Taiwan Reef Steveni"

You think that taiwan reef is pure?


Hard to say if it is pure. Shape is right, barring is wonky... not sure if they are being hybridized, or just being bred poorly.
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