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hybrid?

Postby mr_dorito » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:22 pm

hey i just got a 55 gal of the internet and it came with 5 fish (the guy said african) and im not shure what they are my best geuss is some sort of hybrid but i might be wrong so could someone help me whith this sry for bad pic took it whith a phone

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Re: hybrid?

Postby BC in SK » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:37 pm

mr_dorito wrote: (the guy said african)


No it is definitely a Central American cichlid. Appears to be Cryptoheros nanoluteus. But we need some more pictures to be certain.
Might be a convict cichlid X other CA cichlid hybrid (?).....but some better pictures would help determine.
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Re: hybrid?

Postby mr_dorito » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:37 am

as asked i have some more pics

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just ask if you need more pictures
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Re: hybrid?

Postby BC in SK » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:52 pm

mr_dorito wrote:just ask if you need more pictures


Yes, we need more photos.... and much better photos if you want a more precise ID.
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Re: hybrid?

Postby mr_dorito » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:05 pm

ok sry im away from my home right now but il get some more once i get back
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Re: hybrid?

Postby EBJD keeper » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:52 pm

It a convict cichlid
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Re: hybrid?

Postby walzon1 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:02 am

I agree Cryptoheros nanoluteus aka yellow convict this is not to be confused with cichlasoma nigrofasciatus or black convict two different fish
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Re: hybrid?

Postby EBJD keeper » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:06 am

walzon1 wrote:I agree Cryptoheros nanoluteus aka yellow convict this is not to be confused with cichlasoma nigrofasciatus or black convict two different fish


I don't agree ^ They don' look like a Cryptoheros nanoluteus
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Re: hybrid?

Postby walzon1 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:21 pm

EBJD keeper wrote:
walzon1 wrote:I agree Cryptoheros nanoluteus aka yellow convict this is not to be confused with cichlasoma nigrofasciatus or black convict two different fish


I don't agree ^ They don' look like a Cryptoheros nanoluteus


It's cool if you don't agree but could you be a little more in depth as to your reasoning. The face does look like a black convict could be a hybrid but I can't say that for sure. The body pattern is typical of cryptoheros nanoluteus not of a black convict.
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Re: hybrid?

Postby Mr Chromedome » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:54 pm

Insofar as I have bred nanos, and currently have a group in a tank, I can say they do not look like Cryptoheros nanoluteus. The solid lateral band never occurs on that species, and the forehead bars are always much broader, and usually much darker.

The more I look at those photos, as poor as they are for identification, the more I believe they may be some sort of hybrid.
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Re: hybrid?

Postby mr_dorito » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:41 pm

sry i was away for i wile and someone asked me for pics so heres some better qualty ones


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Re: hybrid?

Postby BC in SK » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:43 pm

Looking at all the pictures, it is now more obvious the fish are hybrid CA. Probably a convict X Thorichthys species hybrid.
Pretty safe to assume the fish has some convict cichlid in it, as the black marking on the top of the gill plate is almost peculiar to the convicts.....about the only other species with a similar marking is Cryptoheros nanoluteus and especially looking at the new pictures, it is obviously not that. The yellow coloration, striping, body shape, and mouth seem to indicate Thorichthys ...though it is often difficult to be certain of a hybrid's ancestry beyond one of the parents.
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Re: hybrid?

Postby mr_dorito » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:55 pm

ok thanks for the help
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