Help: Fish ID

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Here are pics of the fish. Sorry its hard to get a good picture they keep swimming away




The pics weren't loading so ive just put up the links





Here are better pics. I think
 

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I don't see any pics....
 
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sorry, accidentally submitted with forgetting to post the pics they will be up shortly
 

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They look like some kind of cichlid to me but I can't venture a guess as to which species.

-Lisa
 

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I would say cichid also,but not 100% which ones.
Nice looking fish though
 

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They look like African Cichlids to me. Possibly Mbunas, though definitely wait for someone with more experience.
 

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All I can say is that they are definitly african cichlids.
 

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I think it might help to move this to the African Cichlid section of the forum
 

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The first pic looks like a yellow lab without the black, which I've never seen before. Hopefully someone can ID him for you.

In the 2nd pic, the orange fish is a red zebra and the blue fish, I want to say is demasoni, but I'm not positive. Hopefully someone can give a positive ID on him.

They're all Malawi, though, best kept in a species only tank (by Lake). Hope this helps.
 

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Definitely african cichlids. Beautiful fish but VERY aggressive.
 

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welcome to fishlore!!
first pic looks like a kenyI male? and the second does look like a zebra and kenyi..these fish can look like allot of different ones (to me LOL) but all are africans which are a species only tank ...which means only other africans do best with them
 

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The first one appears to be Pseudotropheus Tropheops or a Pseudotropheus LomabdoI female. Could bea KenyI to like Shawnie mentioned. Can you get a pic with the whole head in it? That will make ID a little easier. I think I also see the rear end of a Green Terror in that shot.

The second pic blue fish I'm pretty sure is Pseudotropheus Zebra & Pseudotropheus Extherae.
https://www.fishlore.com/aquariummagazine/apr08/zebra-cichlid.htm
 
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Thanks for the help guys, ill try to get better shots maybe ill just sit in front of the tank until they decide to stay still.

@Nutter yep that's a Green Terror, I know he isn't supposed to be there but my gf gave it to me as a gift and I had no where else to put him. But they're doing okay the Green Terror acts like a bodyguard and keeps the aggressiveness of the african cichlids in check
 

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If they are all in your 35gal, your in for some pretty serious problems. The Mbuna really need at least 55 gallon to share due to their high levels of activity & aggression. The Terror needs at least 55 gallon all for itself as they get pretty big (12") & produce lots of waste. Once the Terror gets to a decent size it will start belting the rest of the fish around to. They are usually highly aggressive as mature fish though there are a few exceptions to that rule.
 
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@nutter I know that the tank is too small but its what I have to deal with for now. I was suppose to get a 55 gallon but my mom objected. I already had the fish before buying the tank because my sister bought a small 15 gallon for my niece and the guy at the pet store said she could put any fish in it so my sis got the mbunas. Then I got into fishkeeping and I researched and found out that they needed a bigger tank.

Ill try my best to get a better more suitable tank for them don't worry guys.
 

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Good morning,

I have moved your thread to the Fish ID Help section of the forum.

Thanks!
Ken
 
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