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Ahhh, the dreaded "Mixed African Cichlid" tank from the LFS....... :roll: :fish:

Exhibit 1:
Just bought this guy. 2 inches long, very active



Exhibit 2:
Just bought this guy. 1 inch long, shy, hides


Exhibit 3:
5 or maybe 6 inches long. Had this guy for probably 4 years now. Very peaceful. I have two of these and have never figured out what they are.


Exhibit 4:
At least 6" long. Had this guy about 4 years. Fairly peaceful and calm/slow. He's a dull greyish blue with yellow fins.


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Exhibit 3 looks like an albino red zebra.. metriaclima cellanos.
 

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1: Dimidiochromis compressiceps
 

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cantrell00 said:
Exhibit 3 looks like an albino red zebra.. metriaclima cellanos.
that scientific name makes no sense but #3 is an Albino Red Top Zebra. Could be Metriaclima greshakei but the actual species is hard to tell.

#4 is an Acei

#2 is an unknown Aulonocara "Peacock"... without color you can never guess which, but probably could be yellowish.

#3 is a mystery. A D. compressiceps hybrid could be possible. The barring is not normal for a Compressiceps. Or something you would not normally find in a random tank?
 

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Oh geeze. I looked up info on the Malawi Eye Biter. This doesn't sound good at all :-( 9-12 inches?? Aggressive predator that preys on other cichlids. Ugh.

All my other Cichlids are in the 5-6" range. Do you think they would be safe as this guy matures or am I better off to bid him farewell?

I only have a 55 gallon and was looking to upgrade anyway, so would he be ok with a large tank and lots of artificial food and swimming room?
 

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Sorry... Didn't realize the spelling had to be perfect... Metriaclima callainos

Right?
 

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Well...correct spelling of a species DOES help the OP if they then try to research the fish you're saying they have...anyway...it's not a callainos. As noki said, albino red top zebra which is quite probably a greshakei...they're pretty common.
 

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SinisterKisses said:
Well...correct spelling of a species DOES help the OP if they then try to research the fish you're saying they have...anyway...it's not a callainos. As noki said, albino red top zebra which is quite probably a greshakei...they're pretty common.
I've looked up both names given for this fish and I agree that he definitely looks much more like the Albino Red Top than the callainos. Even the facial expression doesn't seem to match the callainos.
 

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I was thinking red top zebra but gave the species of a red top cobalt while mis spelling it.

All good..
 
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