Page 1 of 1

Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:50 pm
by OuiBonjour
Hi there, anyone could help me identifying those ?

And could any of those fit in a 40g breeder, either as a species only or as part of a community of cichlid of the same area/lake ?

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Re: Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm
by DJRansome
As discussed in a earlier thread, skip the peacocks for the 36" tank.

1-Peacock
2-Peacock
3-Peacock
4-Peacock
5-Peacock
6-Ram
7-Eartheater. Not sure which one. Some mature at 6" and a pair could work.
8-Peacock
9-Tret or Front. Young specimen. Neither species is good for a 36" tank.
10-Peacock

Re: Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:25 pm
by OuiBonjour
Darn. It seems like most of the ones that have the look I love are Peacocks :(

I didn't find any Eartheaters of the right size that fits my tastes except the Tapajos, but I believe I could only have a pair and no other fishes with them in my 36"

Thanks for the help identifying these fish groups. I'll continue to monitor the other thread for stocking suggestions!

Re: Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:13 pm
by Fogelhund
OuiBonjour wrote:Darn. It seems like most of the ones that have the look I love are Peacocks :(

I didn't find any Eartheaters of the right size that fits my tastes except the Tapajos, but I believe I could only have a pair and no other fishes with them in my 36"

Thanks for the help identifying these fish groups. I'll continue to monitor the other thread for stocking suggestions!


Tapajos can easily grow to 10"+... you don't want them in a 36" tank.

Re: Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:36 pm
by Mr Chromedome
The first 4 are various Peacocks, but #5 is a Gold Ram. This is a South American Dwarf species, tops out around 2.5 inches. They would do well in a planted 40 breeder. Soft water, likes temperatures in the low to mid 80s F.

The next is Geophagus brasiliensis, which can be a relatively large aggressive fish. If by Tapajos you mean the Geophagus sp. "Red Head Tapajos", they top out around 8", though most rarely exceed 6". However, they would need at least a 4 foot tank. There are smaller species, mostly rare, but the fairly common Red Hump is one of the smallest, and behaves like a Malawian mouthbrooder.

Then you have another Peacock, followed by a Tanganyikan, Neolamprologus tretocephalus. Reputation is for being highly aggressive, I don't think you could keep them in a 40 breeder.

Last fish does not look like a Peacock to me, but Possibly a Placidochromis of some sort. Not my area of expertise, however.

Re: Need help with these species! Thanks

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:57 pm
by ken31cay
Last one looks like a Protomelas steveni taiwan reef.