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My friend gave me this 4.5-5 inch cichlid and I can't figure out what kind it is. I'm guessing this is a female due to the color but what confused me is that the anal fin was not rounded like females usually have. Anyone know what type of cichlid this is? And am I right assuming it is female?
 

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My friend gave me this 4.5-5 inch cichlid and I can't figure out what kind it is. I'm guessing this is a female due to the color but what confused me is that the anal fin was not rounded like females usually have. Anyone know what type of cichlid this is? And am I right assuming it is female?
There remains the possibility too, that it's been hybridized to a less colourful species. I've seen some mbuna that were hybrid offspring of two different hybrid parents and the results were sad. Dull brownish olive colour with some bars. Barely any iridescence. And they were like 15cm fish, chunky bodied. Well grown out fish, but poor genetics. I hate it when people let their hybrids spawn and grow out and then try sell them and hand them out thinking it's a kindness. Result - the struggles of finding good near pure blooded cichlids.
 

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IME the borleyi juveniles and females are a solid gray with red fins. I don't see bars like that on mine. I am leaning toward noki's reply.
 
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