Please Help Identify My New African Cichlid

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by wags1985, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. wags1985

    wags1985New MemberMember

    Here is a picture of my new African Cichlid. Any help identifying will be greatly appreciated.



  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to the Forum. I am not sure what the fish is so I will pass it on to the next person. It doesn't appear to have any egg spots.
  3. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    My guess is that it is an adult Male Kenyi. You can see it has two or three egg spots on the anal fin. Usually when you have more than one adult male Kenyi in one tank the less dominant ones don't turn bright yellow but stay a dusky blue. Here's picture of an adult male non-dominant Kenyi.

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  4. OP

    wags1985New MemberMember

    Glad to part of this forum. The people over at Cichlid-Forum said it looked like a Cobalt Zebra. If you can't tell in the picture, this fish is purple. I have a male Kenyi in the tank. He is only about 2.5 " and the female Kenyi I have is 2.5". The male kenyi is Yellow with the brown/black verticle stripes and the female is blue with brown/black stripes. It's hard to tell exactly what color the stripes are. I must admit though the fish in question does look very similar to the picture above. Now I'm really Maybe a hybrid??

    Thanks for your opinions.

  5. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    It could be a hybrid but I'd put my money down on a non-dominant male.

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