What are these? please..

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by anticon, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. anticon

    anticonValued MemberMember

    I think the first one is some kind of chiclid.. was just interested in what kind??

    I really want the one that has giraffe markings and I think its the same as the striped one ... no idea what they are though????


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  2. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    the first picture is hard to tell...the second picture is a Nimbochromis venustus (giraffee cichlid) and get pretty big...the 3rd pic is not a Nimbochromis venustus, but im not sure what it is...
  3. MD Angels

    MD AngelsWell Known MemberMember

    Unless you plan on upgrading your 20 to at least a 55gallon, don't get this fish. It can grow up to 10 inches.
  4. OP

    anticonValued MemberMember

    Thanks.. yeh its always the way!! the ones I want get too big!

    ahh well guess its time to start saving for a bigger tank!

    just out of interest how fast do chiclids grow in general?? I've heard pretty fast!
  5. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    The first picture is of Flowerhorns. NOT a community fish so I would strongly recommend not trying them unless you keep it alone. I agree with the other two IDs.

    Cichlids grow really fast. Some can grow over an inch a month. Around an inch would be the general growth rate for most cichlids I would say. But then again it varies with each fish.

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