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Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:07 pm

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Can anyone help ID this fish, please?
Thank you so much!
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby noki » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:11 am

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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:00 am

Awesome Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:19 am

Well, this little guy died tonight. I'm not sure what happened to him. Water parameters are fine and all other fish are acting normal. He was missing some scales on one side of his body. I do have a five-bar cichlid that took the tank boss spot from the Mbuna. Do you think he could have died from his injuries or stress? I am new to cichlids and this is the second one that has died. I am a bit discouraged. Are they all this fragile? Maybe I'm not ready to keep them yet? I don't know but I hope the others live. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby DJRansome » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:26 am

What is the scientific name of the five bar cichlid?
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:04 pm

The scientific name is Neolamprologus tretocephalus
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:07 pm

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This is what he looks like.
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby DJRansome » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:04 pm

They are very aggressive, have a rep for killing everything in the tank when then spawn, including each other. I would remove them from a mbuna tank. Is that your actual fish? He looks skinny.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby SouthNarc » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:00 pm

No that is a stock photo. They are getting along fine with the other fish but I don't have any other Mbunas.
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Re: Need Help With ID

Postby DJRansome » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Keep watch for changes in behavior when they spawn. Missing scales is definitely a sign of fighting. No other Malawi at all?

I'm confused, you said the tret took over as tank boss from the mbuna?
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