What kind of cichlid?

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

  1. MatthewM

    MatthewM Valued Member Member

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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. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    I'd guess it's a mbuna hybrid.


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  3. mommy1

    mommy1 New Member Member

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




  4. T

    The Red Severum Valued Member Member

    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. OP
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    MatthewM

    MatthewM Valued Member Member

    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. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

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

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    MatthewM

    MatthewM Valued Member Member

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

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Well that tank is 2 smalle to have 2 green terrors in there.
     
  10. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    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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