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I can't find any info on this Mbuna...

Postby J_Will » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:43 am

Has anyone seen these before? I've seen them for sale on the LFD website and think the one in the picture looks really cool, but I would like to know more about them before I consider buying them
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Re: I can't find any info on this Mbuna...

Postby Deeda » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:03 am

A quick search on cichlidae.com shows a Petrotilapia tridentiger which is a mostly blue fish so it's possible the fish you pictured is a different species or is mislabeled. I don't see any fish listed as P. tritentiger as a valid species. Hopefully someone else will respond.
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Re: I can't find any info on this Mbuna...

Postby sir_keith » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:58 pm

The main thing you need to know about Petrotilapia is that they get large (6-7'+), and require large tanks (100g+). I kept them in a 150g mixed Mbuna community many years ago, but had to re-home them because they wanted the whole tank to themselves. That said, if it's just the coloration of these fishes that you find attractive, you can get similarly colored fishes in a (somewhat) smaller, (somewhat) less aggressive package in the genus Tropheops, such as Tropheops sp. 'Chilumba,' shown below. Good luck.

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Re: I can't find any info on this Mbuna...

Postby J_Will » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:36 am

Thanks for the info guys.
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Re: I can't find any info on this Mbuna...

Postby noki » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:57 pm

This is supposed to be the real name and pics, from http://www.davesfish.com/
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Juveniles start out attractive yellow-orange like a Saulosi or Msobo
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