Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Went to Petsmart and they had a sale, and I also had a online coupon so I see "Asst. African Cichlids" and bought some.

However.. what I thought were Auratus don't seem to match up with the photo in the library articles here.

I'll include these photo's and perhaps some eagle eyed members can chime in.. btw, my first post.

1.jpg
2.jpg
3.jpg
4.jpg
5.jpg
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
40,540 Posts
Why do you think it does not look like an auratus? Because of the vertical bars? Maybe a hybrid.

When you buy from an assorted cichlid tank you are not assured of pure species.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
noki said:
Not an Auratus. Seems like one of those Johanni types which are often hybrids.
That's what I thought. I'm not overly concerned about genetic purity..they still are real cool fish!

I did have the real auratus is about 30 years ago, and he turned very dark and had all the other fish in the upper left and right corners of the tank. Very mean fish.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top