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Help identifying this mbuna!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 am
by bluenator
hi!! I was sold this fish as a orange blotch female. But I have my doubts. She's about 4.5" or 5". Can anyone help me in identifying the species? many thanks!!

Re: Help identifying this mbuna!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm
by noki
Were you expecting one of the hybrid OB "peacocks?" It is a Zebra type.

The question is whether it is a M. callainos "Pearl White Zebra" type or a washed out M. estherae "Red Zebra". Both have natural OB spots on some fish. Looks like a "Pearl White", but hard to know if fish are pure.

Re: Help identifying this mbuna!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:32 pm
by bluenator
thanks for your help! :)
I asked for the red blotched zebra.. she said this is one.. but I did think is a pearl white zebra... I have a bid cobalt blue male that went nuts when I put her in the tank.. their body and head shape are identical. unlike the medium size red blotch zebras that I have. thanks again for your help!