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Could someone help identify this fish?

Postby Jayse » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:48 pm

First this pic is from a vednors page, so if that's against the rules for posting I apologize. I'd like to know what the fish is in the center of the pic. It's the one that is a red or burgundy color with what looks like bluish fins. Unfortunately the pic wasn't any bigger than this. Thanks for your help.

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Postby GoofBoy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:24 am

Best as I can tell from the 9 mile view :P, Labeotropheus trewavasae "Mpanga Red" would be my guess.
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Postby Jayse » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:49 am

[quote="GoofBoy"]Best as I can tell from the 9 mile view :P, Labeotropheus trewavasae "Mpanga Red" would be my guess.[/quote]

Yes I agree... Probably one of the farthest off photos I've seen. Just something about the color of that fish got me. Quite different from the normal blues and yellows seen with the cichlids. Definitely one I would consider to have.

I think you're probably right on the fish, if not close... While googling the one you suggested, the chilumba also came up, with a couple variations that came very close, as well as one or two close to yours.

Being that it took so long for a response I emailed the small family operated company that had the pic on hopes that it was one of their tanks, or they are familiar with the person (crossing my fingers). Anyhow thanks for the reply
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Postby DJRansome » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:43 am

Don't forget pictures can be more flattering than the daily look of the fish in your tank. I think everyone would have one if it looked like that. :thumb:

I was thinking the Victorian Hap Flameback?
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Postby Jayse » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:35 am

Agreed! I'm sure their lighting might have something to do with it also..... those are some of the brightest examples of fish i've seen
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Postby GoofBoy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Jayse wrote:Agreed! I'm sure their lighting might have something to do with it also..... those are some of the brightest examples of fish i've seen

Or Photoshop :D.
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Postby Asami » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:52 pm

That tank needs some rocks the fish can hide in / under / or around. My fish would end up killing each other with just open space like that.
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Postby Fogelhund » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:35 pm

It is the trewavassae mpanga. No doubt the picture has been "shopped".
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