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A cool little specimen.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:02 am
by CichlidNewbie2020
I'm no enemy of hybrids as of right now. I found this one at Meijers the other day while passing the fish aisle on my way back from getting groceries :lol: . It was sold to me as a "mixed mbuna" species for about $6. :thumb: I loved the color, from the dark blue / sometimes purple body to the orange tipped fins and bright orange egg spots. I got him into my temporary (while my 55 natural Malawi scape aquarium cycles) 40 breeder tank with the other 2.5" mbuna successfully, his color stayed consistently and this one prefers not to be the bully so I am excited about that. Within the next few weeks, it won't have to stress about moving again. What do you guys think about this little fish? :fish:

Re: A cool little specimen.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:06 am
by Fogelhund
It has a fright pattern for now, so it's hard to say what it is for certain. Looks a bit like Melanochromis joanjohnsonae though.

Re: A cool little specimen.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:30 am
by james1983
Fogelhund wrote:Looks a bit like Melanochromis joanjohnsonae though.


This was my guess when I first saw the pic also. They end up being nice looking fish if it is joanjohnsonae. I've been coming across these alot at petsmart lately. Good looking fish either way.