What kind of cichlid?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by MatthewM, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. MatthewMValued MemberMember

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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?
     
  2. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    I'd guess it's a mbuna hybrid.


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  3. mommy1New MemberMember

    Agreed, looks like it might have some yellow lab in it.
     
  4. The Red SeverumValued MemberMember

    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.
     
  5. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    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.
     
  6. LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Yes africans can beat up way bigger fish then them. I also agree is a hybrid.
     
  7. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    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?
     
  8. MatthewMValued MemberMember

    It is a 55 i believe, not sure as its not my tank...
     
  9. LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Well that tank is 2 smalle to have 2 green terrors in there.
     
  10. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  11. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    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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