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Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby zeusjuice » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:03 pm

I got him from a local breeder because he couldn't find any females for him. Anyone know anything about Placidochromis Jalo Reef? I checked the species profile and he is listed as peaceful. Seems to be a pretty cool fish I love the subtle greenish aqua tint around the lips and jaw. that angle really didn't do him justice, he really has that nice blue all the way down his side. I chose him over an electric blue ahi because of his lower aggression factor. thanks for looking and if anyone knows anything about this species of fish I would love to hear it.
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby stayfrosty » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:57 pm

My jalo has more yellow on fins. They are peaceful and love to sift sand
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby zeusjuice » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:54 pm

good deal, peaceful is what I am looking for.
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby DanniGirl » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:25 am

The Placidochromis Jalo is a great fish. They make an ideal candidate for an all male tank. Sometimes they can be a little intimidated (which can inhibit them from showing full color) but overall, they color up and hold their own in the tank.
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby sbossung » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:59 pm

Agreed, mine are very peaceful, and sift sand a ton. I be he will color up more as he get's used to his new environment. :)

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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby Frigid Blue » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:28 pm

Nice fish you have there :D Sorry to burst your bubble, but what you have isn't a Placidochromis jalo, but a Copadichromis azureus. Either way, both fish are gorgeous :fish:
180 gallon: All Male Haps & Peacocks
135 gallon: Malawi Hap Breeding Groups
90 gal: Juvenile Growout
4 x 20g: Fry growout
22g Long: Pygmy cories, Mischling and Fire Red Shrimp
34g RSM: Clownfish, PJ Cardinal, Watchman goby, Tiger Pistol Shrimp
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby lilscoots » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:09 am

Frigid Blue wrote:Nice fish you have there :D Sorry to burst your bubble, but what you have isn't a Placidochromis jalo, but a Copadichromis azureus. Either way, both fish are gorgeous :fish:


Why do you think this?
Fish in the pic has yellow dorsal stripe, yellow at distal end of dorsal fin, yellow tail...all things azureus don't possess but jalo do...
Just sayin' looks like a Jalo to me.
All male tanks are a pain. I miss all the color, but I don't miss the hassle.
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby Frigid Blue » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:42 pm

I do agree that azureus lack the yellow fins, but the jalos tend to be a lighter shade of blue. They also lack the faint black spot on the shoulder that is a telltale sign of a Copadichromis, and have a rounder snout.
180 gallon: All Male Haps & Peacocks
135 gallon: Malawi Hap Breeding Groups
90 gal: Juvenile Growout
4 x 20g: Fry growout
22g Long: Pygmy cories, Mischling and Fire Red Shrimp
34g RSM: Clownfish, PJ Cardinal, Watchman goby, Tiger Pistol Shrimp
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby malawimix » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:55 pm

The Plac. Jalo Reefs I had showed more yellow as well. Here are some pics of mine. The camera flash made the blue look more iridescent than it appeared to the naked eye but they were very beautiful fish. One thing I noticed on mine were very dark lips.

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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby Chopper Patrol » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:52 am

This is a picture of my male.
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Re: Placidochromis Jalo Reef

Postby MrJones » Fri May 28, 2021 2:12 pm

Placidochromis Jalo Reef about a year old
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