Identify Unknown Fish

dymmig89

Member
Can anyone identify this fish for me. I cannot find it anywhere.
 

chickadee

Member
There were a couple in my book that are possibilities:

Apistogramma hippolytae or Empress Dwarf Cichlid

Nannacara aureocephalus or Golden-head Dwarf Cichlid

Rose
 
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dymmig89

Member
thank you, I have 3 LFS by me and the one that sold it to me said it was a banded geophagus. There isn't one. The other 2 could not identify it. I am trying to figure out how big it will grow.
 

chickadee

Member
The first one listed is stated to reach 6 cm, and the second one listed at 8 cm.

Rose
 

Dino

Member
It is not an apisto.
Is there any type of darker spot on the side of the body, it is hard to tell from the picture.
The picture is a good one, don't get me wrong.
It is for sure a species from South America.
How long is the fish at the present time?

The problem with buying fish like that , is that a great many of the SA cichlids look very similar when they are younger and can only be identified once they start to show adult color.

I have my doubts it being a geophagus, due to the structure of the head above the eye and lack of an enlongated mouth.

Dino
 

cichlid seeker

Member
Geophagus surinamensis
 

Jacko

Member
It could be a very faded microgeophagus altisponus (Bolivian Ram)

It is deffinatly closely related to the geophagus', maybe a young specimen.
 

Kevin

Member
it looks like a panda dwarf to me...see what you guys think

 

cichlid seeker

Member
looks like it but has to much color.
 

Callum The Cat

Member
Dino said:
It is not an apisto.
Is there any type of darker spot on the side of the body, it is hard to tell from the picture.
The picture is a good one, don't get me wrong.
It is for sure a species from South America.
How long is the fish at the present time?

The problem with buying fish like that , is that a great many of the SA cichlids look very similar when they are younger and can only be identified once they start to show adult color.

I have my doubts it being a geophagus, due to the structure of the head above the eye and lack of an enlongated mouth.

Dino
ur right SA are hard to id at a young age but when they get bigger and more color they be easier i've seen one before when u do id tell us they look nice and if they r, a SA I would like one I love SA's

Peace Out Callum!
 

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