Hello forum, no0b here.
I've had an African Cichlid for about 2 years now and have recently added a 2nd to its tank. Immediately my original cichlid started doing a mating ritual ("shaking" next to the new cichlid, almost like vibrating).
I've been breeding fancy guppies for some time now, and if I have a male and a female cichlid that are willing to breed, I'd like to try that as well.
So the point is, I'd like some help identifying the species that I have from these photos:
My original cichlid:
He likes to change color, going from a light pinkish color with dark stripes to yellow with gray stripes and a bluish sheen. He has 5 egg spots on his anal fin and I've been led to believe that he is male because of the egg spots. This is the one that was doing the boogie dance mating ritual.
My latest addition:
When I first got this one a few days ago, it was nearly white with some very faint light gray stripes. Since I put it in with my original cichlid, it has developed a very pretty bluish sheen to it, and it's stripes have gotten darker.
Thanks for reading my thread, and I look forward to learning a lot more from the community here!