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West African Cichlid IDs please...

Postby monisaab » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:42 am

First type:

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Second type:

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Third type:

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30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Postby quentin8 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:46 am

Im no expert but the first type looks like a Pelvicachromis pulcher
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Postby Chromedome52 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:07 pm

First is certainly a form of common Krib, Pelvicachromis pulcher.

Second resembles Parananochromis brevirostris. However, it has some differences from the photos I've seen. Could be a new population, or even a new species.

Last also appears to be a Parananochromis of some sort, possibly gabonicus, but that's very much a guess.

Parananochromis are not like Pelvicachromis in their requirements; they must be kept much cooler, 21-24 C. according to Lamboj. They live on the edges of larger rivers, rather than in the small streams that Pelvicachromis prefer. Primary diet is algae, but they likely also feed on crustaceans and bugs found in the aufwuchs.
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Postby monisaab » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:07 pm

thanks chromedome52...

Can the second one be a pelvicachromis taeniatus???

BTW all three types are in different tanks...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Postby Chromedome52 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:52 pm

No, definitely not Pv. taeniatus. The white spangles on the side don't occur on that species.
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Postby monisaab » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:58 pm

thanks again chromedome52...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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