Fish ID help please!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Danie, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Danie

    DanieNew MemberMember

    Can anyone help to identify this fish? I'm sure it is a cichlid but I have no idea what species. Thanks :)
     

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  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    If I'm not mistaken, that looks very much like an apistogramma. Hopefully, one of our apistogramma experts can give you the specific species of apisto.
     
  3. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Danie and Welcome to Fish Lore.

    I hope you enjoy the site!
    Ken
     




  4. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to FL!

    Looks like your fish might be this:
     
     




  5. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    lwelcome to fishlore!!!!
    I agree BB your getting gooood on these kiddies!:;nw
     
  6. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore! :;hi2

    Beautiful fish there. Hope you ID it and really keep it :) It's absolute beauty!

    Best of luck! :;hf
     
  7. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks, Shawnie:;hug2 I'm still addicted to cichlids, but any new cichlids have to fit in smaller tanks and do well with peaceful tankmates. Apistos fit the bill;)
     
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    Danie

    DanieNew MemberMember

    Thank you everyone for the help! :)
     
  9. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    So do you think it is the Apisto "steel blue" that I linked? I'm just curious because I've never seen that fish around here even though the article says it is common.
     
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    Danie

    DanieNew MemberMember

    Yep, I'm pretty sure you're correct. Looking at the picture and the video in the article they seem to be the same species. It says they can be aggressive but mine don't seem to be too aggressive-they are terrified of my red eye tetra:confused:. I don't think I'll be able to tell the gender of the fish, even looking at that guide it seems impossible unless they are breeding. That's strange, I haven't ever seen that fish around here either before now.
     
  11. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    The link that Harpua posted has some awesome information in it. It got me interested in species of apistos that I've never seen before.

    I'm still fairly new to apistos, but if yours aren't aggressive, I wouldn't be concerned. A lot of fish are difficult to sex when they're not breeding.

    I wish they were more available. They are beautiful fish!
     
  12. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    That is an absolutely gorgeous fish! Exactly what I'm looking for in my 30 gallon restocking!!! Gimme! Gimme!!!!! :photo:
     
  13. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    If you find a store that has them in the states, I'm going to be saying "gimme, gimme!";D
     




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