Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by Flyfrod, Mar 29, 2010.
He's some pics of my new additions, Red forest Jewel cichlid and a Firemouth.
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....
great fish!! never seen a firemouth juvie....they are awesome
whats the difference in the red forest jewel and blood red jewel cichlids?
Not sure, thats what my LFS calls them.
It's the same fish just differant name. I did some checking.
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......
I would have to disagree. The Hemichromis Cristatus is the red forest jewel as well as the lifalili. I have a Lafalili.
Congrats on the new additions FlyRod. Beautiful fish.
Congrats! Beautiful fish!
Congratulations! They're beautiful.
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