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Need some help - have had this for a while and trying to id it - not holding out much hope but wondering if you guys might be able to help - some pics below.





 

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Well you say you know he is wild caught? Or just wild at heart?

Metriaclima zebra type would be best guess, but I doubt you could guess the locality, as there are many

... not Labeotropheus OB, or Tropheops OB, or M. callainos OB

... doesn't seem like a Red Top Zebra type, or a Red Zebra OB

easier to say what he is not
 

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legalequality said:
there are so many differant looks to the marmalade cat..
here is one
http://www.bigskycichlids.com/Ltrewavas ... aladex.htm
and another
http://www.drislink.com/slink/fish/LFMC.htm
and another...
not sure if even the experts know for sure... LOL.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1694
this is exactly what mine looks like, so many variations even within the same named group.

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good luck.
The second link that legalquality added for Labeotropheus fuelleborni is a marmalade cat. The males have red, white, and blue blotch but they can throw standard blue body red dorsal males. The females are orange/black with a cream base.

I thought they were the only marmalade cats but obviously I was wrong with bigsky's ad. But I have not heard of a OB zebra complex marmalade cat before. Thats is a nice male :)

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noki said:
Well you say you know he is wild caught? Or just wild at heart?

Metriaclima zebra type would be best guess, but I doubt you could guess the locality, as there are many

... not Labeotropheus OB, or Tropheops OB, or M. callainos OB

... doesn't seem like a Red Top Zebra type, or a Red Zebra OB

easier to say what he is not
I am going with OB zebra as well. Impossible to tell the collection point.
 

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It has the Metriaclima zebra shape but an OB zebra like that I have never seen.

Means little I guess not seen em all.
 

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Sorry been distracted for a few days...

It is a definate wild caught and came in with a shipment of M. Estherae, M. Zebra "Mbenji" and M. Zebra "Katale", I am leaning towards Estherae at the mo although the black barring is putting me off - definately a puzzle but he is stunning.

Another pic for you;

 

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The metriaclima marmalade cat from likoma have the broken barring likr that and the high amount of blue, That would be my guess. Chris
 
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