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  1. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    My neighbor bought this at Petsmart yesterday and he thinks it is either a convict or firemouth.
     

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  2. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Definitely a convict. :)
     
  3. MissMTS

    MissMTS Fishlore VIP Member

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    Yup, its a convict for sure :)
     
  4. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    thanks for the id. i will let him know.
     
  5. pepetj

    pepetj Well Known Member Member

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    Sorry to disagree on this one. This looks like a stresseed Firmouth cichlid sub-adult, likely a female.

    Notice the shape of the head and the dark blotched spots. The red coloration is visible in the body and fins.

    I would suggest to your neighbor to feed with Spirulina and Cichlid food, to take good care of the tank. Firemouth are quite peaceful Cichlids.

    Pepetj
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  6. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Looks to me like the shape of the head is off because the fish is thin. I still think convict, but regardless of what it is, it's stressed and needs a quality diet to fatten it up a little. ;)
     
  7. Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

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    The shape of the head is throwing me off....It looks to have a Firemouth head, but a Con coloration
     
  8. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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  9. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    IMO its a firemouth ...
     
  10. Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    I have to disagree too... He has a convict-like body... but like amanda his head is throwing me off...

    He kinda reminds me of BB's karma when she was little... with the head shape and everything... :;dk

    Honduran Red Point? :;dk
     
  11. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    he has it in a 75 gal. with this. (the picture was blurry and messed up so I did my best to make it viewable)
     

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  12. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

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    The second fish is definitly a female convict and in my opinion the first pic is too :)
     
  13. Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    Alright, it deffinately looks more like a convict now...maybe she was way too stressed LOL
     
  14. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    the second pic is what is in the tank with the original fish. he has no ID on either fish.
     
  15. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

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    I say they are both female convicts :)
     
  16. Nick G

    Nick G Well Known Member Member

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    I'm going to respectfully disagree with both Firemouth and Convict. I think it's a young Flowerhorn. But the second fish is definatly a Con.
     
  17. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    but they both have long pointed dorsal and anal fins and the second is not showing orange on its belly.
     
  18. Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    agreed! i didnt notice the tail before! it looks like a male.... are they the same fish though?
    :;dk
     
  19. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    no they are not the same fish...they are sharing the same tank though.
     
  20. btate617

    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    Two different fish Tony.......

    Second one looks like a male con to me also.

    Brian
     
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