Correct - he was purchased as a C. Afra. He was quite small when purchased (1 inch) and hid most of the time in my rocks. I didn't see him for days, but he would venture out at night (tank lights off). I would put NLS in he cave and he would eat it. He's now 3 inches, and swims out in the open now.why_spyder said:I agree - hard to say from the photo. I take it you bought it as a type of C. afra or are you just assuming it might be one?
Here's another picture (sorry from the camera phone again) - really need to get a good digital camera.why_spyder said:I agree - hard to say from the photo. I take it you bought it as a type of C. afra or are you just assuming it might be one?
Thanks Why Spider - the Cynotilapia afra (Jalo Reef) was the closest profile I saw also. I don't think the camera phone pictures are really doing the colors justice. As the fish gets bigger (picture posted is 2 weeks old) it appears to be looking more like the Jalo Reef everyday. It's one beautiful fish! I'll keep and eye on him and post a few more pictures once I borow my neighbors camera.why_spyder said:I would guess C. afra 'Jalo Reef' ( http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1733 ) but there are a few characteristics of that fish that would lead me to believe that it isn't.
The big one would be the non-yellow coloration that appears in the dorsal and the dark coloration that appears in the caudal fin.
The fish really doesn't look similar to any other species of Cynotilapia that I have seen.
Yes, totally agree, no plans on breeding! :thumb: My wife loves this little guy, so he's staying.why_spyder said:ByTor - I would probably do as MalawiLover does and not breed yours or dispose of the fry if you should get a spawn. Just enjoy the fish as it is - nothing wrong with keeping a fish that isn't of "breeding" quality. I have a few fish myself that I can't part with (at this time) that aren't perfect. Luckily they are all females and I don't have a male for them to spawn with. :thumb:
LOL - I'm going to rename my 'community' tank to this - it a fitting name!"Island of MisFit Toys tank