What kind of cichlid?

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My girlfriends tank has 2 green terrors and an orange parrotfish. And this "assorted african cichlid" anyone know what it is?
 

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I'd guess it's a mbuna hybrid.


 

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Agreed, looks like it might have some yellow lab in it.
 

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Once that "assorted African Cichlid" grows up, he will beat up the other fish in the tank. It does look like a hybrid to me also.
 
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The Red Severum said:
Once that "assorted African Cichlid" grows up, he will beat up the other fish in the tank. It does look like a hybrid to me also.
You sure? The parrotfish seems to be the aggressor in this tank... But unless they don't enter each others logs it's all good.
 

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MatthewM said:
You sure? The parrotfish seems to be the aggressor in this tank... But unless they don't enter each others logs it's all good.
Yes africans can beat up way bigger fish then them. I also agree is a hybrid.
 

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I agree with The Red Sev. It could go crazy at some point. African hybrids often do.

What size tank is it in? Mixing any African cichlid with non African cichlid can be risky and is not advised.

There is a pleco in there too?
 
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BDpups said:
I agree with The Red Sev. It could go crazy at some point. African hybrids often do.

What size tank is it in? Mixing any African cichlid with non African cichlid can be risky and is not advised.

There is a pleco in there too?
It is a 55 i believe, not sure as its not my tank...
 

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MatthewM said:
It is a 55 i believe, not sure as its not my tank...
Well that tank is 2 smalle to have 2 green terrors in there.
 

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The fish in the first post is a fairly pure female of Pseudotropheus johanni, the real thing as opposed to the "Electric Blue Johanni" which are a hybrid with related species. The shadow of a stripe down the side is the giveaway. You don't really see the true johanni that often any more. They can be fairly aggressive.

Comments above on the rest of the tank are pretty much correct, it is a bad combination overall.
 

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chromedome52 said:
The fish in the first post is a fairly pure female of Pseudotropheus johanni, the real thing as opposed to the "Electric Blue Johanni" which are a hybrid with related species. The shadow of a stripe down the side is the giveaway. You don't really see the true johanni that often any more.
The color seems off to me to call it true Pseudotropheus Johanni. The strip would suggest that, but I'm still not convinced it's not a hybrid.


 
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