My neighbor bought this at Petsmart yesterday and he thinks it is either a convict or firemouth.
Definitely a convict.
Yup, its a convict for sure
thanks for the id. i will let him know.
Sorry to disagree on this one. This looks like a stresseed Firmouth cichlid sub-adult, likely a female.
Notice the shape of the head and the dark blotched spots. The red coloration is visible in the body and fins.
I would suggest to your neighbor to feed with Spirulina and Cichlid food, to take good care of the tank. Firemouth are quite peaceful Cichlids.
Looks to me like the shape of the head is off because the fish is thin. I still think convict, but regardless of what it is, it's stressed and needs a quality diet to fatten it up a little.
The shape of the head is throwing me off....It looks to have a Firemouth head, but a Con coloration
he has it alone in a cycled tank and is feeding it Aqueon cichlid flakes and pellets.
IMO its a firemouth ...
I have to disagree too... He has a convict-like body... but like amanda his head is throwing me off...
He kinda reminds me of BB's karma when she was little... with the head shape and everything... :;dk
Honduran Red Point? :;dk
he has it in a 75 gal. with this. (the picture was blurry and messed up so I did my best to make it viewable)
The second fish is definitly a female convict and in my opinion the first pic is too
Alright, it deffinately looks more like a convict now...maybe she was way too stressed LOL
the second pic is what is in the tank with the original fish. he has no ID on either fish.
I say they are both female convicts
I'm going to respectfully disagree with both Firemouth and Convict. I think it's a young Flowerhorn. But the second fish is definatly a Con.
but they both have long pointed dorsal and anal fins and the second is not showing orange on its belly.
agreed! i didnt notice the tail before! it looks like a male.... are they the same fish though?
no they are not the same fish...they are sharing the same tank though.
Two different fish Tony.......
Second one looks like a male con to me also.
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