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These guys were thrown in extra in an online order I placed, not quite sure what they are. I've actually had them all for about 3-5 months already, I've been meaning to ask opinions, I just never got around to it till now. Thanks.

First I have this little blue guy.



Then I have this slightly bigger and darker blue guy.



And finally, I have this big fat spotted guy. I'm thinking this may be a mixed zebra mutt.... :|

 

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Here are my guesses. Take them with a grain of salt.

No. 1 - Labidochromis Caeruleus Tumbi Reef



No. 2 - Labidochromis Caeruleus Lundo Island female or a L. Caeruleus Hybrid- A guess


No. 3 - Labeottropheus fuelleborni "Marmalade Cat" female. I'm pretty sure about this one, as I've kept these fish before.

 

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Yeah those look pretty close, thanks for the reply.

I just noticed there is a sub-forum for identifying unidentified fish :?
 

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#1: I'd guess a cynotilapia afra. Don't think it's labidochromis because the nose/mouth is rounded rather than the more pointed nose of labidochromis.

#2: Could be some kind of labidochromis or maybe a hybrid.

#3: Coloration looks like an OB Labeotropheus Fuelleborni (female), but I'd like to see a better picture of the nose/mouth to check for the overhanging nose of labeotropheus. If it doesn't have the overhanging nose, then it's probably an OB from the genus Metriaclima.
 

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pic 1- pseudotropheus kenyi hybrid
pic 2- labidochromis textilis
pic 3- labeotropheus and metriaclima hybrid
 

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fish_addiction, I can't ID visually for anything. :thumb: But I would have been surprised if those were the fish only because they are more unusual/in demand and maybe not a vendor's first choice to give away as a freebie.
 

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AZcichlidfreak said:
Number 2 - Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

Often times sold as Textilus or Exasperatus.
The Lab. Textillus and Mel. Joanjohnsonae are actually two completly different species. I'm suprised so many people think they are the same species....I'd agree with the #2 pic definetly being a Textillus (possible hybrid text, I don't think it's pure) but I know it's not a joanjohn :thumb:.....I actually think it might be a combo of the text/joanjohn......just giving my 2 cents :D

The Text
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=744

The Joanjohn
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=759
 

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DJRansome said:
fish_addiction, I can't ID visually for anything. :thumb: But I would have been surprised if those were the fish only because they are more unusual/in demand and maybe not a vendor's first choice to give away as a freebie.
True,

Like I said, it was a guess. I can't stand those tanks full of "Assorted African Cichlids" at the LFS, or extras that come in a shipment. They usually end up being hybrids or at least low quality specimens.
 

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esparzar1 said:
AZcichlidfreak said:
Number 2 - Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

Often times sold as Textilus or Exasperatus.
The Lab. Textillus and Mel. Joanjohnsonae are actually two completly different species. I'm suprised so many people think they are the same species....I'd agree with the #2 pic definetly being a Textillus (possible hybrid text, I don't think it's pure) but I know it's not a joanjohn :thumb:.....I actually think it might be a combo of the text/joanjohn......just giving my 2 cents :D

The Text
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=744

The Joanjohn
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=759
We need to fix that. Konings recently decided that they are the same fish, so just one species.
 

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Fogelhund said:
esparzar1 said:
AZcichlidfreak said:
Number 2 - Melanochromis joanjohnsonae

Often times sold as Textilus or Exasperatus.
The Lab. Textillus and Mel. Joanjohnsonae are actually two completly different species. I'm suprised so many people think they are the same species....I'd agree with the #2 pic definetly being a Textillus (possible hybrid text, I don't think it's pure) but I know it's not a joanjohn :thumb:.....I actually think it might be a combo of the text/joanjohn......just giving my 2 cents :D

The Text
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=744

The Joanjohn
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=759
We need to fix that. Konings recently decided that they are the same fish, so just one species.
Didn't know this....I learn something new all the time! Thanks for the update :thumb:
 

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id also go with cynotilapia afra as no 1,i have 4 juves in my tank and they are very similar,no 2-dont know and no 3 -at a guess id say ob
 

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Is OB an acronym? I keep seeing people reference OB in this, and other topics, but I have no idea what it means?
 

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hs5964 said:
And finally, I have this big fat spotted guy. I'm thinking this may be a mixed zebra mutt.... :|

I think I finally figured out what this "guy" is, I think it's a female Labeotropheus Trewavasae. In the same order that I received this one, I also received two male Labeotropheus Trewavasae. I didn't realize till today that the females are orange :thumb: :thumb:

Now I'm thinking I should get 3 or 4 more females :|
 
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