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i got this guy for $1.50 AT Petsmart, when he was silver. A few days later he bloomed into this beautiful fish. I love the way he looks, but no idea what he is.

 

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sorry I dont know what kind of fish, but he looks good for $1.50. did you check the profiles?
 

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the fish over him is also from the same tank i got him from, so i'm thinking it's a female of his species as well, this true? i have 2 smaller ones that are just starting to get color like his, also from his tank (I got 4 of them)
 

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both look really close, any ideas on anything else it might be? I'm leaning more towards a victorian, but the red tail looks a lot like it too
 

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I am no expert on fish I.D. I can tell you that Petsmart had what they identified as Haplochromis obliquidens as part of there "opportunity buy" program. During the end of that particular cycle the fish were marked down to $1.50, and the remaining stock sold through. They now have Tropheus duboisi as the new "opportunity buy" as far as cichlids go.
 

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booba5 said:
both look really close, any ideas on anything else it might be? I'm leaning more towards a victorian, but the red tail looks a lot like it too
have to go along with the sp. 44, also called "thick skin", also called "red tail". I have one who looks much like your pic sometimes, and other times is a pale purplish silver with no bars. FWIW this fish IS a Victorian.

Even if it's not a sp. 44, you fish is clearly a Vic. Go to PROFILES > ALL OTHER CICHLIDS > VICTORIA BASIN CICHLIDS and look through the various species there.
 
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