Cichlid Id.

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Mcasella, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  2. coralbanditWell Known MemberMember

    Going with butterkoferi .

  3. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    He is apparently 4 years old, would he not be larger/thicker at this point?

  4. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    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?
  5. bettaboy92New MemberMember

    Its a female psuedochromis milmo (super vc-10) previously haplochromis milmo
  6. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    I assume you mean Placidochromis milomo...
  7. MorosithValued MemberMember

    Definitely a Malawi hybrid. Looks like he’s mostly mbuna.
  8. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Vented as male. Not peaceful or friendly towards other fish besides bottom dwellers that stay out of his way.
  9. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    What pictures would you need of him to get a clearer idea of if he is a hybrid or his species?
  10. CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    Full body pic with fins up like the second one but with lighting...
    It looks quite stressed.
  11. McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    20190422_173342.jpeg20190422_173346.jpg His paler color in the first picture in the original post would be stress colors.