Need Help To Identify This Fish.

  1. JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    I got a Blood Parrot and Jack Dempsey today they also gave me another fish and said it was a convict. It doesn't look like one to me so i just need help to see what it is. I currently put it with my African cichlids because it looks more like a African. Also need help sexing the fish. 20180528_133000.jpg 20180528_133000.jpg 20180528_133000.jpg 20180528_133013.jpg 20180528_142210.jpg 20180528_133014.jpg 20180528_142217.jpg 20180528_142215.jpg
     
  2. Katie13

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would guess it's a Texas Cichlid or a Green Terror. @chromedome52
     
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  4. packers1193

    packers1193 New Member Member

    It's a jack dempsey

    Look it up they look exactly like that
     
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    JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    I don't think its a Jack Dempsey
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  6. packers1193

    packers1193 New Member Member

    I'm like 90% sure it is but idk let it grow out see what it looks like then it's for sure south American though
     
  7. Dan12boy

    Dan12boy Valued Member Member

    The one in the first pictures looks like a jack dempsey cichlid
    Not sure bout the others though
     
  8. scarface

    scarface Well Known Member Member

    White perch
     
  9. packers1193

    packers1193 New Member Member

    Maybe a green sunfish?
     
  10. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Not even close to a Jack Dempsey and even further from a white perch. It’s a poorly colored Jewel Cichlid.
     
  11. Dan12boy

    Dan12boy Valued Member Member

    Just searched that and you are correct
    I've never had any experience with cichlids so you can't blame me
     
  12. scarface

    scarface Well Known Member Member

    Sorry. I know it’s not a White Perch. I was hoping some here may get the joke. I guess not. Apologies for any confusion I may have caused.
     
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    JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    Alright thanks! I'll need to put him back in my African cichlid tank.
     
  14. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I would take him out of your African cichlid tank and return him. While he's from Africa, he's not from the rift lakes, and may not do well with your rift lake cichlids.

    What size tank do you have the BP and the JD in? It looks a bit small for them both, you may have aggression issues.
     
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    JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    I just got them today so I put them in my 55G so I can make sure they don't have any diseases and I'll be putting them in a 240G in the next couple of days.
     
  16. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Jewel Cichlids are West African, and don't really do well with Rift Lake Cichlids. He actually would go better with the Central Americans, they behave in a similar manner. That's why so many people mistake Jewels for New World Cichlids.
     
  17. packers1193

    packers1193 New Member Member

    That's cool to know I've always thought they were south american/new world.
     
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    JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    Would Dragon blood cichlids be okay with the Mbuna Cichlids? Im new at keeping cichlids and have some bumblebees,frontosas and zebras in the tank. The Frontosas will be moved to a different tank as they grow out.
     
  19. Demeter

    Demeter Well Known Member Member

    Dragon bloods are peacocks and peacocks are more peaceful while mbuna are the most aggressive group. It's iffy but if they have plenty of space they should be alright. I'd personally place them with the frontosa over the mbuna.
     
  20. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't mix peacocks and mbunas for dietary reasons in addition to aggression reasons - they have very different diets, and they can get sick if they eat each other's diets (and there's no way to feed them separately).