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before the release into the tank:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTKj3wb ... r_embedded

after two days in his new home:

i got it from a group called "assorted african".

at first it was almost completely black, almost looked like a convict. now as you can see it's purplish/blue and striped.

i like knowing what i have and keeping a list. i'm kind of obsessive-compulsive about it.

can anyone ID it?
 

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"i like knowing what i have and keeping a list. i'm kind of obsessive-compulsive about it. "
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"i got it from a group called "assorted african".

Sounds like you kinda brought this on yourself :)
(or you're not as OCD as you think you are!)

maybe; http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1739
 

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well i thought it would be easy/easier to figure out what it was. i went to purchase one fish and this one really caught my eye.

i'm almost certain it's a/an Mbamba

it is purplish blue/black and has orange/yellow tips to it's fins.

here's one:


looks an awful lot like that
 

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it looks like a tropheops species IMO. the jaw structure is too pointed to be a cynotilapia.
 

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I was thinking that too Petro... but I didn't have time to click through a bunch of links :)
 

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The problem is there are a LOT of species that look like that. All the pictures that have been posted look similar to the fish in the video. I don't think you'll ever find out for sure what it is..
 

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Petrochromislover said:
it looks like a tropheops species IMO. the jaw structure is too pointed to be a cynotilapia.
In addition, the body shape of this fish is elongate rather than the more stocky (the opposite of elongate) cynotilapia sp. mbamba.

I was thinking tropheops as well.
He looks a bit similar to my Tropheops Romandi - not the same, but perhaps a related species.
 

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Glaneon said:
"i got it from a group called "assorted african".
i hate when i see those freakin tanks!
 
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