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Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:24 pm

Adopted from a restraunt that had to shut down. Is this a Black Yellowtail Acei or something else. Can you tell if it's male of female? It's about 2.25"-2.5"

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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:40 pm

Maybe a female Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Yellowtail" or Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Mpanga"?
Please help!! If it is a female I need to get it out FAST!!! I have an all male tank.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Looks to be a hybrid. Can't tell gender for certain, but leaning towards male.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:06 pm

Fogelhund wrote:Looks to be a hybrid. Can't tell gender for certain, but leaning towards male.


Thanks for the quick reply! Dang hybrids are everywhere. I really hope it's a male. Do I need to vent it?
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby GTZ » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:54 pm

Ps. sp. 'acei' (Itungi)? Looks malnourished, sunken belly.
75G Tropheus sp. 'red' (Moliro)
55G Enantiopus sp. 'Kilesa'
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:57 pm

GTZ wrote:Ps. sp. 'acei' (Itungi)?


Looks somewhat like, but I don't think so.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:58 pm

I'll try and get some better pics now and post.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:06 pm

Fogelhund wrote:
GTZ wrote:Ps. sp. 'acei' (Itungi)?


Looks somewhat like, but I don't think so.


Why don't you think so? I looked at GTZ's tank and mine looks like the ones he has.
It will only eat very little food I try and give it. I feed NLS only. Hope he makes it. An awesome fish.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:08 pm

I got it from a restraunt that had a bad tank and I meen bad. He's a rescue.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby nmcichlid-aholic » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:02 am

If you are introducing a fish from a questionable source (chain stores, "bad restaurant" tank, etc.), you should always use a quarantine or hospital tank until you are satisfied with the condition of the new fish. It is heart breaking to lose your established, healthy collection of fish to a disease that could have been avoided. I'm speaking from experience, and I now run ALL new fish through my grow-out/hospital tank for at least a month before they go into the main tank. Just some friendly advice - and a good reason to set up another tank if you don't have one!
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:36 am

nmcichlid-aholic wrote:If you are introducing a fish from a questionable source (chain stores, "bad restaurant" tank, etc.), you should always use a quarantine or hospital tank until you are satisfied with the condition of the new fish. It is heart breaking to lose your established, healthy collection of fish to a disease that could have been avoided. I'm speaking from experience, and I now run ALL new fish through my grow-out/hospital tank for at least a month before they go into the main tank. Just some friendly advice - and a good reason to set up another tank if you don't have one!


Thanks for the advise nmcichlid-aholic. I actually have 2 hospital tanks and a community tank. The two Hosp tanks are a 10g and a 30g. The community tank is a 29g. My main tank is a 55g with 200lbs. of rock.

It's in my 30g and will stay there for at least a month until I know what it is and it's healthy.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:44 am

Some new pics.
Don't mind the crazy plants. They are for my daughter. The other pics I took out the decor.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Storiwyr » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:09 pm

Looking better already! I have no idea what it is, but it's a really cool looking fish.
90G Malawi: Demasoni, alb. Socolofi, Aceis, lone C. moorii

75G Tanganyika: BCWP Calvus, Muzi Goldhead Comps, Kerenge Cyps, Multies

20G: Mollies, Rainbows, Crystal Shrimp

40G Reef: Linear Blennies, Watchman Goby, Cleaner Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:46 am

Storiwyr wrote:Looking better already! I have no idea what it is, but it's a really cool looking fish.


Thanks I try my best to keep my fish healthy!! Wish I could figure out what it is.
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Re: Black Yellowtail Acei?

Postby jfarmer1991 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:34 am

It’s not a hybrid, it’s a psudotropheus Tanzania acei
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