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Please help me identify these two cichlids. One is completely orange, the other one is black and blue (and seems to be very aggressive for it's size --1.5"--, I think that it damaged a pectoral fin of one of my albino -- still unidentified cichlids -- now in a separate tank with melafix).

The pics are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/rsucre/OrangeBlackBlue

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Rimsky
 

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should I reconsider keeping the Melanochromis in my community tank (Yellow Labs, Pseudotropheus Socolofi)?

After the damaged pectoral fin incident and reading the profile, I'm a little bit worried that more events like this will happen. Right now, I have 10 juvenile mbuna in my 50 gal tank. There is a lot of decoration including artificial plants and caves.

According to Johanni profile:
Possibly the least aggressive of all the Melanochromis types, but still far too aggressive to be considered for the community tank set up. Like all Melanochromis species, M. johannii has horizontally striped males and females of different colors. Males are a variable bluish black with pale blue or royal blue stripes. The dramatically different females are orange or yellow-orange with indistinct black stripes.

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Rimsky
 

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i've kept a trio of johanni with the bigger zebra types like cobalts, i also grew them all up together so ur still taking a chance.
 

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i've kept a trio of johanni with the bigger zebra types like cobalts, i also grew them all up together so ur still taking a chance.
 
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