What "type" of cockatoo cichlid has full red fins.

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I decided to get a pair of red cockatoo cichlids for my south american dwarf cichlid tank. The male's fins are all red. Completely. Excepting the 2 small ventral fins. What type of cockatoo cichlid is it? The store said double red, but I'm not too familiar with all the different types of cockatoos. Thanks.

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I believe double red is correct. liveaquaria has them. Take a look and see if they're the same.
 

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hgrad98 said:
I decided to get a pair of red cockatoo cichlids for my south american dwarf cichlid tank. The male's fins are all red. Completely. Excepting the 2 small ventral fins. What type of cockatoo cichlid is it? The store said double red, but I'm not too familiar with all the different types of cockatoos. Thanks.

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They are either double or triple red. Double reds have the dorsal and tail fin colored. Triple have the dorsal, tail, and analfin colored.
 
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Geoff, Thanks. I have checked liveaquaria already, and it's redder than that.


I'd say triple full red?
 
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Ok thanks
 

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Looks to me like an Orange Flash, as it doesn't appear to have any black spotting in the fins. This is a derivative line that I think came out of the Triple Reds. It's very common in my region.

Personally, I like a nice wild male. The aquarium bred lines seem to have a lot of fin structure flaws in them.
 

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