I need help identifying these assorted african cichlids!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by abishop, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. abishopNew MemberMember

    I bought these fish as an assortment and apparently I have a breeding pair. Which is great, however, I dont know what breed they are so I can give them away properly. I am specifically looking for the blue verticallly striped one, which is holding. I was thinking clown lab? I also have a few others I need to identify. The yellowish one is what spawned with the blue striped one holding.
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  2. GordinianWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to fishlore!

    The first one is definitely a kenyi. The second one looks like a male kenyi, but it's different from ones that I've seen before, so it might not be pure kenyi. I think the one in the third picture is a cobalt, but wait for more responses. I'm not sure what the other two are.

    In the third picture- is that a jewel cichlid? They aren't compatible with mbuna cichlids like the ones you have.

    Edit: the fourth looks like a snow white, and the fifth looks like a johanni.
     
  3. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    I agree, first two are Kenyi Mbunas. Blue is female yellow is male.
    Third guy is a Cobalt Zebra Mbuna.
    Fourth one is an Albino Zebra Mbuna. Probably an albino Red Zebra since those are more common.
    Fifth is a Johanni :).
     
  4. abishopNew MemberMember

    Awesome! Thanks so much for helping us identify our unnamed fish.

    @ Dolphinlover101. no it's not a jewel cichlid. It's a green terror and he gets along just fine with our African cichlids. It's started out as a temporary home but ended up staying.
     
  5. btate617Well Known MemberMember

    A bit older post, but the second picture is for sure not a male Kenyi, Metriaclima Lombardoi.
    Probably more along the lines of a poorly colored Iodotropheus Sprengerae.




    Brian
     
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