Cichlid Id?

  1. Lion

    Lion Valued Member Member

    Anyone got an ID on this cichlid? Was recently rescued and brought into my LFS. Thought it was an Acara of some kind. 9a88928d0ee12984ef562711d6bb11a1.jpg 06f4d8d6e8edec6d3c55dac9ded94398.jpg
     
  2. Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    Look up Aequidens Rondoni.
     
  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member


  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    The true parrot?
     
  6. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Not even close.
     
  7. Ankers

    Ankers Well Known Member Member

    What tank size do you need for one of those?
     
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    Lion

    Lion Valued Member Member

    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.