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We have not had a guessing game for a long time, so I thought I would start one.
Just a few rules:
1. Has to be a Cichlid!
2. Scientific name required (unless it is such a common aquarium strain that the common name is well known to just about everybody)
3. Should be an actual species, not a hybrid (or at least fit the type of a common aquarium strain)
4.No hints. (Unless there have been many, many wrong guesses or no one is getting it after many weeks.)
5. If you guess right, you are suposed to post a new picture for others to guess at. You have 48 hours.....if you do not post a picture then anyone else is free to put up a new picture in order to keep the game going.

You can use pictures of your own fish, pictures from the internet, or pictures scanned form books.
I think a guessing game is good practice for identifying cichlids. Good practice for all of us, but especially to those who are fairly new to Cichlids.
I'll start:
 

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prov356 said:
Gymnogeophagus balzanii
Clearly the correct answer, your turn!
 

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Cupido cichlid?
 

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Don't believe the balzanii guess was correct, though it does appear to be some Gymnogeophagus. Might want to wait for bernie to say yes or no since he posted it. Certainly doesn't look like any balzanii form I've ever seen.

The last shot appears to be Etia nguti.
 

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Chromedome52 said:
though it does appear to be some Gymnogeophagus.

The last shot appears to be Etia nguti.
The latter I agree with. Etia nguti, Im think, as it is the lone member of it's genus.
But no, definately Not Gymnogeophagus. First guess was closest, African, but not Tilapine!
 

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Ah, haven't seen that hump on westies before, threw me off. Without checking first, I'm guessing Heterochromis multidens.
 

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Didn't want to make it too hard, but didn't want to be too easy, either.
 

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Not a juvenile, for certain. Try again!
 
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