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What Cichlids are these?

Postby GonnaTryCichlids » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:59 pm

Got 2 of these black and silver fish from the same tank as my Venustus at the LFS a few months ago. Didn't know what they were at the time and can't identify them from my "big book of Cichlids". Easy question for many, I'm sure. Thanks!! RB
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Re: What Cichlids are these?

Postby james1983 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:42 pm

Looks atleast partly like placidochromis milomo, but the barring looks off.
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Re: What Cichlids are these?

Postby noki » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:06 pm

Milomo, sometimes called VC=10. Very common nowadays, the juveniles are pretty decent looking. Females get drabber. Males get shiny blue with reddish highlights.

The barring varies with aquarium fish, they can get pretty dark depending on surroundings. Males color up after 4" or so.
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Re: What Cichlids are these?

Postby ken31cayman » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:43 pm

Yes definitely a Super VC10. I have two and the darker one looks almost identical to yours.
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Re: What Cichlids are these?

Postby GonnaTryCichlids » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks guys for reply!!!! Now I know :) In the past few days, he has turned blue and is starting to chase everyone, even the larger venustus. :fish:
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