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I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby illbethejudge » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:10 pm

I found this little guy in bad shape in a local fish store i felt bad and brought him home.
He is in a 55 gallon tank all by himself and has fully recover.
what kind of cichlid is it?

https://ibb.co/ePAnTv
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby Zeb Killgrave » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:48 pm

Looks like a Jewel Cichlid.

Lake Malawi I believe??
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby james1983 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:26 pm

I know very little about new world cichlids, but if I were to guess I would say its a young green terror.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby My2butterflies » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:02 am

I agree with it being a very young green terror. I looked up jewel cichlids and they look completely different.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby illbethejudge » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:56 am

thanks. someone told me it was a blue acara
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby My2butterflies » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:40 am

Hmmm..... I wasn't even considering a blue acara.
The head shape to me looks like a terror. The body is slender still, but this guy is very small and his color is very washed out looking. Has it darker up at all since taking this pic? Can you take another showing the whole fish?

Does is have orange on its tail fin?
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby illbethejudge » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:20 pm

Here is another picture. when i got him he had probably like 25% of his tail seems like if a bigger fish bite his tail. It still growing back.
https://ibb.co/eoT5yv
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby My2butterflies » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 pm

Poor thing, lucky for him you picked him up.
I'm going to stand by it being a green terror. I just don't think it looks like a blue acara.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby Mr Chromedome » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:53 pm

Definitely a Green Terror, the markings on the body help differentiate between this and a Blue Acara. He's looking pretty good now, congrats on bringing him back to health.

I can't imagine how someone could think that was a Jewel Cichlid, not to mention thinking that Jewels were found in Lake Malawi (they are West African). Such guesses are not helpful, and can cause confusion if the poster doesn't know who has the experience to listen to.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby Mr Chromedome » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:18 pm

There are too many people making wild guesses, instead of leaving it for people who have actual knowledge and are able to identify without guessing. You should be reading these to learn, not posting to show off your lack of knowledge. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby illbethejudge » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Mr Chromedome wrote:There are too many people making wild guesses, instead of leaving it for people who have actual knowledge and are able to identify without guessing. You should be reading these to learn, not posting to show off your lack of knowledge. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

still no idea what type of cichlid is it.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby snorkel3 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Mr Chromedome wrote:Definitely a Green Terror, the markings on the body help differentiate between this and a Blue Acara. He's looking pretty good now, congrats on bringing him back to health.


Pretty sure it has been identified for you already. What are your concerns with the ID?
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby krazykilroy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:24 pm

While it is coming to consensus that this is of the Acara/GT realm, the other consensus is that there was no need to add extra comments that bring nothing to the table. Once the consensus was made, it seemed pretty clear that the one guess was an extraneous guess that did not have to be considered.
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Re: I need help identifying this cichlid

Postby snorkel3 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:16 pm

I am closing this thread since the ID has been provided and have deleted extraneous comments not related to the OP's question.
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