Cichlid Id Help Please

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by Manytanks, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. ManytanksValued MemberMember

    Can anyone positively id these cichlids please 20190423_204253.jpg
  2. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    just a wild uneducated guess but possibly a species of severum? i don't know all the proper names

  3. MorosithValued MemberMember

    I'm not entirely sure. My knee jerk reaction was some type of vieja species. I'll do some digging and get back to you unless someone figures it out first.
  4. ManytanksValued MemberMember

    Sorry forgot to add they were given to me as fry and was told they were synspilum but i cant find any pics that look like the parents
  5. MorosithValued MemberMember

    My first guess was black belt Cichlid.
  6. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    Can’t be a black belt as it has no black belt (vertical black stripe). They also don’t have the horizontal dark line.

    Looks like Vieja melanura (synspilum) to me.
  7. MorosithValued MemberMember

    A lot of times they don’t have the vertical stripe yet at that size. Though I do agree the horizontal line is a bit it long for a black belt, it’s usually smaller when they have one.

    I think you have the most likely ID.
  8. ManytanksValued MemberMember

    These were the parents Screenshot_20190423-234419.png
  9. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    The parents also look like V. melanurus.
  10. ManytanksValued MemberMember

    Thanks for the help