African Cichlid Id Help

Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by Courtneyburke0, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Courtneyburke0Valued MemberMember

    I recently inherited several African Cichlids. I know one is a yellow tail acei, 1 red zebra and another is some sort of peacock. The lady basically dumped her tank and charged me 50 for these random fish. Won't make that mistake again. They also are parasites I'm treating them for but that's another topic. For now id like to know what the rest are.
  2. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Blue zebras and OB zebras. The first fish is a holding female just so you know.

    I think the 4th fish down may be a white tail acei. All are mbuna except the peacock, which also looks female. They look pretty healthy to me so far. If they’ve got white stringy poo then that’s as easy fix with prazipro, good food and clean water.
  3. Courtneyburke0Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. Yeah she is holding. Do you know what kind of fish she is. She's pretty big.
  4. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Looks like a blue zebra to me. I would bet any fry produced in that tank will just be more zebras of some sort unless the yellow tail gets into it. I feel the peacock will avoid breeding with them, but it can happen.
  5. Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

    Hello ! The first fish is a faded Zebra. She is holding the frys. The Taiwan Reef is a Juvenile. It takes years to colour up. PicsArt_04-20-09.44.18.jpg
  6. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Highly unlikely for the peacock to be a Taiwan reef, you can rarely tell the difference between peacocks when they are young or female. Plus taiwan reefs are haps with distinct coloration and markings, they have more large blotching/striping rather than baring like the average peacocks.

    I still say a peacock (likely female) of unknown origins. If it is a male that colors up you can find out the specific species, if it is a pure fish.