Identify this cichlid please

  1. TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

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    Could it be red peacock cich


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    TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

    Help ID these cichlids.

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    Is this some sort of peacock above?

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    A blossom?

    I am fairly new to the cichlids I can't ID these cichlids.
    Please help as I like to know the exact name of the cichlid.


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    TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

    Sorry about the photo quality. I am having an algae bloom currently.


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  4. Kubitz Hunting

    Kubitz Hunting Valued Member Member

    That there looks to be a Sunshine Peacock Cichlid due to the yellow color and the blue/green face.
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  5. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    First fish resemble Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei". Which is a Mbuna not a peacock.

    Second is very hard to tell. I'm having a hard time labeling that second fish as a peacock as well. Its closer than the first but it looks like a hybrid, of what I don't know. Things about it bother me ID wise, could be the photos....any more of this fish?

    Any photos with flash on the fish? That could help the ID.
     
  6. Kubitz Hunting

    Kubitz Hunting Valued Member Member

    Did you look up Sunshine Peacock? The second fish and it look exactly the same...
     
  7. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Not sure what pictures you are looking at.......Color is very off, pattern is blotchy, don't know if the blue on the face is iridescent, and the egg spots are out of place as a lot of the yellow peacocks don't have them or they are elongated. The top fin color is off, as male peacocks (the only ones to show color) will just have a strip of white/blue up top in the yellow peacocks. Back of the dorsal fin seems rounded.

    I'm not sold on peacock yet. If this is a peacock, which it could end up being, its some sort of hybrid or a result of bad breeding lines. Pectoral fins resemble peacock, blue on the face resembles it, but I'm just not fully sold yet.

    What size is this fish?
     
  8. Greentea101

    Greentea101 Valued Member Member

    The outline is off also to be a Peacock.

    Where did you get these fish?
     
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    TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

    The size is about 2-3 inches here's is a more recent photo ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1409993545.818727.jpg
     
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    TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

    I got it at petco