Cichlid Id?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Lion, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. LionValued MemberMember

    Anyone got an ID on this cichlid? Was recently rescued and brought into my LFS. Thought it was an Acara of some kind. 9a88928d0ee12984ef562711d6bb11a1.jpg06f4d8d6e8edec6d3c55dac9ded94398.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  2. Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    Look up Aequidens Rondoni.
  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  4. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    It is a Cichlasoma species, a Port Cichlid. It is slightly deformed in the head, and possibly in the soft rays of the dorsal fin. I have seen a key for identifying these species, but I don't recall where it was. These species are extremely difficult for even expert hobbyists to differentiate; often it is necessary to know the geographic origin of the line to be able to properly ID the fish.
  5. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    The true parrot?
  6. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Not even close.
  7. AnkersWell Known MemberMember

    What tank size do you need for one of those?
  8. LionValued MemberMember

    Ah much appreciated everyone. It was brought in by the RSPCA in the UK in a dilapidated brown waste ridden 5 gallon, water so murky I couldn't even seen the fish. Not surprised it has some deformity. The fish was in a poor state too, luckily we were able to give it the care it needs. Looks like it's healing and settling quite well.

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