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So I made an impulse buy because I liked the looks of the little guys and of course they were not marked because Im sure the store didn't know either. I have about 30 mbuna + two of these little guys..they get along fine..Any suggestions on what kind of fish it is?

 

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:eek: It's tail looks like an auratus, it's top and bottom fins look like lab, and it's body looks zebra. I'm not sure but I think it might be a hybrid. Cute fish though, whatever it is.
 

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StructureGuy said:
It's actually fairly common around here. The most elongated Tropheops I've ever seen.

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The Northern VA/DC/Southern MD area has a veritable drought of even half way decent fish stores. I am always amazed at the varied species people say are quite common in their areas.

Around here, if its not a crappy lab, socolofi, auratus or kenyi (or hybrid of the same) then its quite a rarity.
 

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MalawiLover said:
StructureGuy said:
It's actually fairly common around here. The most elongated Tropheops I've ever seen.

Kevin
The Northern VA/DC/Southern MD area has a veritable drought of even half way decent fish stores. I am always amazed at the varied species people say are quite common in their areas.

Around here, if its not a crappy lab, socolofi, auratus or kenyi (or hybrid of the same) then its quite a rarity.
Same thing in the Omaha area, minus the Socolofi. That's why I get most of my fish from local hobbyists
 

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CICHLUDED said:
I think it is a Tropheops red fin

Here is a link… Look at the female…
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... php?id=979

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I went into that thinking there's no chance this will be the right fish because it was so random.

99% of the time someone suggests an ID that is as random as the female pic of a rare Tropheops they are waaaaaay off. But you really nailed this one! :lol: :thumb:
 

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wow yeah I guess you couldent be more correct. Thanks! haha it was sold and marked as some kind of lab for 3.99. I actually frequent some of the local "commercial" fish stores because they get things in and dont know what they are so they sell them for like 3 or 4$. I just found some adult mbambas marked as red top zebras for for 3.99...only problem is I have to go home and figure out what they are then sometimes..
 
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