Can someone tell me what this beautiful fish is? Question

  1. J

    JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    Seeing I can not get the pic to load here I have put on my profile under pics with the beautiful fish what is it?
     
  2. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    It was a little bit weird to find your picture, but I'm hosting it for you so it shows up here. I think it's a mbuna, not sure. I'm not too familiar with most cichlids yet.

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    Credit: JessiNoel21
     
  3. OP
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    J

    JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    Thank you Zeez for some strange reason my phone will not let me load pics here only on my profile.
     


  4. S

    STLBluesFan Valued Member Member

    i could be way off, but i think its a jack dempsey, but it really looks like a cichlid for sure
     
  5. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

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    J

    JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    If it helps it has three black spots along its body and I was if this can go into a tank with guppies?
     


  7. Gordinian

    Gordinian Well Known Member Member

    Look up pictures of jewel cichlids on google- I'm 99% sure that's what it is. I'm going to say that it would be better not to keep these guys with guppies, but I've never tried it and am not a central american cichlid expert.
     
  8. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Oh, I missed the blue spots on its cheeks.

    My money would be either on a Jewel or a Jack Dempsey... Both have the spots.
     
  9. S

    STLBluesFan Valued Member Member

    either way, guppies would be a snack at some point
     
  10. jerilovesfrogs

    jerilovesfrogs Fishlore VIP Member

    def a sa/ca cichlid. not too sure what though. not sure if it's a jd though
     
  11. F

    Fish Monger Valued Member Member

    Looks like it could be a Texas Cichlid. As others have said, no guppies with this guy.
     
  12. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    It is a Jewel Cichlid. West African cichlid and pretty aggressive.
     
  13. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    i agree jewel. guppies are not good with most cichlids and will get eatin.
     
  14. jerilovesfrogs

    jerilovesfrogs Fishlore VIP Member

    jewels, i thought, were good with sa/ca cichlids. i've read they are not as aggressive as other africans
     
  15. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Not being as aggressive as other africans doesn't mean they are peaceful enough for NW cichlids. I've read the same, but always about keeping them with more aggressive NW fish.
     
  16. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't really suggest keeping them with any cichlid from the Americas. They have been known to do well with them but it still can result in a lot of aggression. Also I believe there is a significant difference in food requirements.
     
  17. jerilovesfrogs

    jerilovesfrogs Fishlore VIP Member

    ah ok. they're pretty though.
     
  18. OP
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    J

    JessiNoel21 Well Known Member Member

    Okay what are fishes that are colorful like this one that can be kept with guppies? And can stand a Ph of 7.5?
     
  19. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore VIP Member

    Apistos!! I like Red Flashes and Triple Red Cockatoos personally :)
     
  20. L

    Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    Do you mean orange flash? I love cockatoos!