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I need help i dont know what fish i got, but they keep growing and not showing afra jalo reef blueish color and black stripes. Some one pliz

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Id say YEP. Asumming its not a hybrid. Maybe hes looking pale in the close ups just matching substrate, also the pic in the cave its showing more banding in the face, what else is in there? There looks like a nice deep dominant red dorsal in one of the photos... 😆
The banding patterns alternating, also turning to the dosal.
Final conclusion from me its a afra sub adult coloring up.
 

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Id say YEP. Asumming its not a hybrid. Maybe hes looking pale in the close ups just matching substrate, also the pic in the cave its showing more banding in the face, what else is in there? There looks like a nice deep dominant red dorsal in one of the photos... 😆
The banding patterns alternating, also turning to the dosal.
Final conclusion from me its a afra sub adult coloring up.
Thanks, but i think he´s already really big to show its real coloration. Never seen him in that blueish colour. :(
 

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Id say YEP. Asumming its not a hybrid. Maybe hes looking pale in the close ups just matching substrate, also the pic in the cave its showing more banding in the face, what else is in there? There looks like a nice deep dominant red dorsal in one of the photos... 😆
The banding patterns alternating, also turning to the dosal.
Final conclusion from me its a afra sub adult coloring up.
I have like 8 cynotilapia afra jalo reef (I think i do, i hope someone else tries to identify them)
-3 ACEIS yellow tail
 

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Cynotilapia are variable, and can color up and down every day, but he should look normal with black bars at less some of the time. He is a dominant male, with dominant male fins and eggspots. Looks like a hybrid to me. What do your other ones look like?

A group of Jalo Reef pictures here, how males and females should look
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Cynotilapia are variable, and can color up and down every day, but he should look normal with black bars at less some of the time. He is a dominant male, with dominant male fins and eggspots. Looks like a hybrid to me. What do your other ones look like?

A group of Jalo Reef pictures here, how males and females should look
Cynotilapia zebroides Jalo Reef
I´ll send more pics at night, and maybe i could have all females :(
 

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I havent got any afra in mine.
If you have lots of females thats a good thing!
Possibly a hybrid with a red top now you said it, where did you get them again?
 

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Does remind me of a Greshakei, but isn't a pure Greshakei. Might be mixed with a Jalo Reef.

You could remove the unusual looking male, and see if you get another male to color up that looks more normal.
 

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Could try a tempory rock shuffle with "ONE" cave and see who sizes who up over it..
Make a upside down triangle cave mouth.
Youll soon see which is dominant and sub dom..
I agree greshakei/afra mix still a lovely looking fish!
Dont share fry if they happen.
 

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Hello guys i took more pics last night, hope you can tell me what i have please. I want it to share them with you, and help me, IDENTIFYING mi cichlids please, thank you all. I really appreciated. Thats all the fish i have. All my afras not sure if they are females or males all of them, and the aceis. And the babies.That i dont really know what they are. None of this are their parents, so don´t bother now for them please.

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Was gonna say the acei looks a lil different too.
What do you feed these guys?
Is the light super white/bright? Try to dim it a bit if so..
I 'think' they are maylandia greshakei X cynotilapia afra hybrid, pretty fish regardless!
Give them some brine shrimp.
My thinkings that afra are carnivourous/omnivourous so maybe there using there "camo" more to try hunt a little protien (fry, crustacians, larvea etc) and vecause theyre all similar age and feel safe there blending in together.
Just some theory...
Sometimes ill google what i think it is and then scroll every pic until i decide on what it ISNT..
 

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Dont be sad! Its a nice looking fish, been looking for more red mbuna myself. Group of the red fin and yellow tailed acei would be nice open swimmers, hmmm. I like the red top ndumbi but cant find any..
 

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Dont be sad! Its a nice looking fish, been looking for more red mbuna myself. Group of the red fin and yellow tailed acei would be nice open swimmers, hmmm. I like the red top ndumbi but cant find any..
I know, but i want it my afra jalo reef not something hybrid, i know they look pretty, but looking for some real ones, hope they change color and could maybe be, afra jalo reefs.
 
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