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I know that these are tough to tell apart - can some of the experst please tell me what I have? They were given to me and are pretty great looking fish.

maybe Geo Brokopondo based on body shape?


The second is much taller - I have no idea what "he" is


I presume that they are both males by the vents - very small, these two are both about 7" total length (excluding trailers)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ray
 

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It's really hard to say - perhaps some one like Ed, Dutch Dude, Dwarfpike or DeadFish can help you out with this - I don't have the time to look through my books right now, sorry.
 

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HI

Im no expert but based on the fourth lateral line being Y shaped and the black blotch on the cheek id say geo dicrozoster but the tail pattern is different then pics *** seen.
hope this helps :)
 

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Thanks for looking and offering your thoughts . . . I have confirmation from 3 other sources that these are Dicrozoster :thumb:

Ray
 

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RayQ said:
Thanks for looking and offering your thoughts . . . I have confirmation from 3 other sources that these are Dicrozoster :thumb:

Ray
Usually a good way of I.D'ing a fish...using multiple sites. The guys at The Cichlid Room Companion are very good and usually spot on. It's also funny how other sites will be able to I.D a fish after the guys at The Cichlid Room Companion have given thier thoughts. I'd be very interested to hear which site was able to offer a reliable I.D first.

You should list each site, the day you posted pics, and how many hours/days it took for someone to first come up with the name G. dicrozoster.

For Example.
The Cichlid Room Companion - Pics posted Mon June 30th 8:39pm(my time)
First G. dicrozoster I.D Mon June 30th 10:45pm(my time)
Confirmation Tue July 1st 10:57am(my time)
So 2 hours and 6 minutes

Cichlid-Forum - Pics posted Fri June 27th 3:12pm(my time)
First G. dicrozoster I.D Thurs July 3rd 8:06(am)
Confirmation...
So 5 days 16 hours and 54 minutes.
 

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I did get a response quicker on the other site . . . but, I'm new to this folder on this site and I know that it is hard to break in to the group some times :lol:

The fastest confirmation was from a local importer/distributor - within an hour of showing him the photos - he had confirmation for me - all of the replies were the same :thumb:

Thanks again for all the help guys! I hope to get back into the SA's full swing - once I move out another colony of Tropheus :wink:

Ray
 
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