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Please identify this Lake Malawi Cichlid

Postby joeyo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:43 am

Hey Fish friends,

Please help me with identifying this juvenile cichlid. The Cichlid in the far back, please. Thank you.
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Many thanks! Joe
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Re: Please identify this Lake Malawi Cichlid

Postby Kanorin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:17 am

I'm not 100% on this, but could be Copadichromis trewavasae or something similar.
125G: C. aurifrons (luwino), trewavasae (thumbi west), saulosi, caeruleus (nkhata), rusties, S. multipunctatus.
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Re: Please identify this Lake Malawi Cichlid

Postby noki » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:01 pm

More like Protomelas spilonotus but not sure type or if pure
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Re: Please identify this Lake Malawi Cichlid

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:04 pm

The problem is that juvenile colouration, and it's showing a bit of a fright pattern.

So, bars and spots isn't normal... if it stays that way, not a good sign.... Likely the bars fade away though, and then we can guess better as it grows.
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Re: Please identify this Lake Malawi Cichlid

Postby joeyo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Capdochromis Trewavasae Mloto is correct. I purchased 5 about 3 months ago, one has colored up, black, but still showing dark bars and has the white Blaze from the tip of his nose through his dorsal.. Such a great looking fish. There are three others, like to one in this picture, but they have not colored at all. So, should I trade them if able?
240G Mixed African Cichlids
48x15x15 sump with Fluval SP6 Pump w/ 3/4" dual returns
Fluval FX6 Canister filter
GlassHoles 3000 Overflow Box
PFS Substrate
Won Brothers Dual 300W Heaters with controller
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