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Looking to get a solid ID on this boy. Not the cleanest of pictures (potato phone, may attempt with the real camera in the morning). He takes being handled well but vibrates if held still for more than a few seconds.
He is around 7 inches not including the tail.
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coralbandit said:
Going with butterkoferI .
He is apparently 4 years old, would he not be larger/thicker at this point?
 

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It’s neither Pelmatochromis buettikoferI nor Heterotilapia buttikoferI (there isn’t a cichlid called “butterkoferi”).

It’s a MalawI of some sort... possibly crabro hybrid? cynotilapia?
 

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Its a female psuedochromis milmo (super vc-10) previously haplochromis milmo
 

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bettaboy92 said:
Its a female psuedochromis milmo (super vc-10) previously haplochromis milmo
I assume you mean Placidochromis milomo...
 

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Definitely a MalawI hybrid. Looks like he’s mostly mbuna.
 
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bettaboy92 said:
Its a female psuedochromis milmo (super vc-10) previously haplochromis milmo
Vented as male. Not peaceful or friendly towards other fish besides bottom dwellers that stay out of his way.
 
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Coptapia said:
It’s neither Pelmatochromis buettikoferI nor Heterotilapia buttikoferI (there isn’t a cichlid called “butterkoferi”).

It’s a MalawI of some sort... possibly crabro hybrid? cynotilapia?
What pictures would you need of him to get a clearer idea of if he is a hybrid or his species?
 

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Mcasella said:
What pictures would you need of him to get a clearer idea of if he is a hybrid or his species?
Full body pic with fins up like the second one but with lighting...
It looks quite stressed.
 
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Coptapia said:
Full body pic with fins up like the second one but with lighting...
It looks quite stressed.
20190422_173342.jpeg 20190422_173346.jpg His paler color in the first picture in the original post would be stress colors.
 

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