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Any ideas what this Malawian is and the sex?

Postby Dooner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:29 pm

He/she is almost a shiny silver color with vertical black stripes. The shoulder area is predominantly the silver color.
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Re: Any ideas what this Malawian is and the sex?

Postby BlueSunshine » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania" AKA- Star Sapphire

Looks like a female to me.
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Re: Any ideas what this Malawian is and the sex?

Postby noki » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:18 pm

Placidochromis "Hap" type, hard to sex when young, males get more colorful, common ones below

"Phenochilus Tanzania"
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=1218

Deep Water Hap are usually lighter than that
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=1204
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Re: Any ideas what this Malawian is and the sex?

Postby Dooner » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Thanks, looks right. Mine is very dark, hope it is a male, but I don’t see any signs of coloring up yet.
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Re: Any ideas what this Malawian is and the sex?

Postby ken31cay » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:03 pm

Either a star sapphire or electra but probably a female if you're seeing silver base as opposed to blue.
450gal male peacocks & haps, Frontosa
180gal Trewavasae Chilumba & Kenyi
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