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PostSubject: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:14 pm

hey guys

picked this guy up from the lfs today....
they didnt have a clue what it was neither did i so i bought it anyway as you can see why by the pic:



i just couldnt let this one go......

now the hard part........ what is it????????
(it was marked as assorted cichlids) there were quite a fewe cichlids in this tank ie: convicts, blue acaras, ect but this one just stood out. i asked the question but no one knew what it was.....

mc where are you...... but if anyone else has an idea ..
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:26 pm

Thats a nice looking fish bg, is that its full colour do you know or has it to settle in a bit yet and get its full colours?

Cant help you with an id I'm afraid - could it be a hybrid - with all the different colours on it it's just a guess.
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 pm

yeah im thinking its some sort of cross breed too. im not sure if thats the juvi colours b4 it gets it real colour because this guy is only about 2-3cms or if its stressed????
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:45 pm

Just thinking of some of Munchy's fish I am sure she had some cichlids that were a sort of neutral colour, but when she removed one of the males, this neitral one coloured up and was a beautiful fish - must have taken on the role of Alpha male I suppose Smile

I canrt remember the exact details I am sorry, but maybe this one of yours is a juvy male and is just keeping his head down? dunno
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:04 am

Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I have so much work it's unreal.

'Assorted cichlid' is about right. It looks more like a ram crossed with something... I have no clue as to what tho. Sorry scratch

The LFS shouldn't really be selling fish if they don't know what they are. I know that's not very helpful but cross-breeds should not be available on the market

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:15 am

I know nothing me but it looks like it has some Convict in there some where
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:18 am

help scratch

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:33 am

hi B.G

thats a great looking cichlid of whatever kind going to have a look later see if
can see anything like it, lovely colours in there, no wonder you could'nt leave it




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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:21 am

well
chez you are probaly right!
is definatly a con but something is not right?
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:12 am

Very nice, BGG. If I have your permission, I could post it on another forum for you to see if I can get it identified. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:32 pm

i have already got it on one forum (sorry guys).
so yeah mary thats fine but keep in mind i may already have posted there.
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:22 pm

No need to apologise bg - there are a lot of forum trollops on here Smile

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:39 pm

there are a lot of forum trollops on here Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:53 pm

ssshhhhh!!! Mary is one of them!!! scared sofa

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:58 am

all good. i have visited one where the slightest mention of another forum could get your thread deleted
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:13 am

The current thinking BG is that it might be a female convict.

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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:21 am

yeah thats the verdict so far.
but where did the colour come from? i know you can get white, pink, blueish and even yellow convicts. but the the pattern is whats got me. and i thinks it more curiosity than any thing else now..
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PostSubject: Re: uunknown cichlid.. mc where are you????   Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:30 am

Possibly breeding colours... scratch

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