Unidentified Cichlids • Identification?

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Postby Mrs D » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:39 am

Hi everyone, I have just joined the page today. I am hoping that someone will be able to tell me what these two fish are? I think they are about two years old, and I know they are Africans, but other than that, I know nothing!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 7099539ab6
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Postby lucid_eye » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:00 am

in order to post a picture you will need to upload it to a photo sharing site I use photobucket
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Postby Mrs D » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:28 am

Oh thankyou!
Does the link not show up?
I'll try the photobucket perhaps.
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Postby ranchialex » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:12 am

Hmm could be a male Metriclima estherae (red zebra) as they have varying amounts of blue/orange, but that's just a guess.

I can see the pics just fine.
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Postby 702Cichlid » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:29 am

If i had to guess:

First Fish: Metriaclima Estherae, Red Zebra most likely a male
Second Fish: Metriaclima Greshakei (or another red-top zebra though the Greshakei is the most common)

Your M. Greshakei is a bit on the portly side.
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Postby Mrs D » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:51 pm

Thanks very much, and I also wondered why he/she had a fat belly? It's been like that for ages. They do not get overfed at all. Another mystery :?
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Postby noki » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:48 pm

First probably a OB Zebra of some sort, maybe Callainos which does have OB pearly white fish. Doesn't seem male to me.

Second does look like Greshakei, or close to it.
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Postby pikayooperdave » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm

+1 to Noki, really do not think the first fish is m. estherae
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