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

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by hgrad98, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. hgrad98

    hgrad98Valued MemberMember

    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.

    I can post a picture later
  2. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

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

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    They are either double or triple red. Double reds have the dorsal and tail fin colored. Triple have the dorsal, tail, and analfin colored.
  4. OP

    hgrad98Valued MemberMember

    Geoff, Thanks. I have checked liveaquaria already, and it's redder than that.

    I'd say triple full red?
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  5. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Looks like it. With the red analfin.
  6. OP

    hgrad98Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
  7. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    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.