My New Additions!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by Flyfrod, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Flyfrod

    Flyfrod Valued Member Member

    He's some pics of my new additions, Red forest Jewel cichlid and a Firemouth.

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  2. Robin4

    Robin4 Valued Member Member

    Nice! I like the ones w/the two "dots". Sorry, I don't know the name of those fish! Your gravel is very natural looking....

  3. b

    bubblefish Valued Member Member

    They're beautiful.
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    great fish!! never seen a firemouth juvie....they are awesome
    whats the difference in the red forest jewel and blood red jewel cichlids?
  5. OP

    Flyfrod Valued Member Member

    Not sure, thats what my LFS calls them.

    It's the same fish just differant name. I did some checking.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  6. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    whats the difference in the red forest jewel and blood red jewel cichlids?[/QUOTE]
    The Blood Red is the Hemichromis Lifalili And the Red Forest is the Hemichromis Bimaculatus.

    This explains the big difference....

    Often confused with Hemichromis bimaculatus . These species can be easily distinguished as Hemichromis lifalili have only two black spots on the flanks whereas H. bimaculatus has three, having an extra spot on the caudal peduncle. It can also be told apart from the similar red form of H. guttatus by comparing the midlateral markings of the two. In lifalli the marking is round and is situated above the lateral line. In guttatus the marking is oval in shape and some of it extends below the lateral line.

    Hope it helps......
  7. OP

    Flyfrod Valued Member Member

    I would have to disagree. The Hemichromis Cristatus is the red forest jewel as well as the lifalili. I have a Lafalili.
  8. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Congrats on the new additions FlyRod. Beautiful fish.
  9. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    Congrats! Beautiful fish! :D
  10. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Congratulations! They're beautiful.

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