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Identify this Mbuna

Postby 01722 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:45 am

Best guesses on this Mbuna? I got it at my LFS. It was just in an assorted cichlid tank. Kinda looks like a bumblebee or maybe a hybrid but I'm not sure.
125G- Perrot fish, Yellow Lab, Dragonblood, Red Empress, Turkish, Blue Dolphin, Venustus, Red Eureka, Ruby Red, Bicolor, Red Shoulder hybrid, Frontosa, Thickskin, Chromogynos, Synodontis
60G- 18 Mbuna (less aggressive species), Clown Loaches, Synodontis
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Re: Identify this Mbuna

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:45 pm

It's not a bumblebee. I'd go with hybrid.
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Re: Identify this Mbuna

Postby SoccerMbunaAndShak » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:21 pm

Some kind of a hybrid with a little bit of kenyi in it.
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Re: Identify this Mbuna

Postby noki » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:53 pm

Looks kinda like a female Metria. "Elongatus" type, like Metriaclima sp. "elongatus chailosi", so I would compare to those and see if it has similar markings. Even then you will never know for sure.
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