Blue Cichlid - What Cichlid Is This?

  1. Jayce

    Jayce Initiate Member

    What species of cichlid is this? It was in a tank with yellow labs. Is this some kind of colour variation?

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  2. Aqua Hands

    Aqua Hands Well Known Member Member

    Its a Mbuna, not sure of the exact name
     
  3. Demeter

    Demeter Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a blue zebra. I hope you don't plan on putting it with those rams, it will likely kill them as it matures. They reach about 5in, females a bit smaller, and mbuna are considered the most aggression group of African cichlids. Plus they like to eat plant material and your planted tank will end up a tasty salad.
     
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    Jayce

    Jayce Initiate Member

    Thanks. Will move them in with my yellow labs. I was wondering why they seemed so infatuated with my plants.