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The LFS is selling these as "blue line cichlid" for about 11 bucks. They appear to be Neolamprologus tetracanthus, however there is a stark difference in the dark outer fin color vs the yellow outer color I'm seeing in most pictures. And the body/spots seem slightly different color though the light is probably different. Any ideas? I'm looking for something to try and breed in a 29. these guys I have a feeling get quite big even though I don't know what they are. Hopefully going to find some smaller tang. options , but it's limited in my area
 

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They look like Paracyprichromis Nigripinnis to me, except for tail which does look more like the tetracanthus. Why not ask the vendor to confirm the scientific name?
 

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I have had tetracanthus at a young age, checked a photo in my files, it was a perfect match for these fish. I think the dorsal color changes as they get older, but those are definitely young Neolamprologus tetracanthus. I looked at some photos of the Paracyprichromis nigripinnis, and I cannot imagine any confusion between the two species.
 

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DJRansome said:
They look like Paracyprichromis Nigripinnis to me...
Nope.

Mr Chromedome said:
...those are definitely young Neolamprologus tetracanthus...
Yup. Probably just a local variant with a bit more color. No way these are going to fit into a 29. :fish:
 
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