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seamajor
01-26-2008, 08:27 AM
Hi I've posted this question on the North Americam Cichlids forum as well ...some have suggested that the mystery fish are Malawi...I'm not sure if people skip all over the AC so I thought I'd get some new ideas from you.
There are 3 fish 2 a breeding pair and the other is on it's own all sold as the same fish. The dark stripes come and go with aggression levels and can completely dissappear. The 1st fish does not get the stripes.:1:

Fishalicious
01-26-2008, 09:52 AM
Mmh the blue one looks a lot like a Maylandia msobo

Fishguy2727
01-26-2008, 01:59 PM
First pic looks like a Green Texas.

The others look like a hybrid. Looks like maybe a convict x green terror or jack dempsey.

gm72
01-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Whatever they are they certainly are beautiful.

toddnbecka
01-28-2008, 05:31 AM
Definitely not mbuna, or any other African Rift Lake species either. As for what they are, can't help there.

todaie12
01-29-2008, 09:40 PM
It might be some kind of hap.

angelcakes
01-29-2008, 10:55 PM
dont know but lovely fish:1:

NickFish
01-30-2008, 06:37 PM
The first one really looks like a green texas, like fishguy mentioned, and the second looks like a blue acara juvie to me.

jbeining75
01-30-2008, 06:50 PM
cool looking fish whatever it is

sailor
01-30-2008, 07:40 PM
The second 1 is a Blue Acara juvenile. They are a South American Cichlid & grow to about 8 inches. I'm not sure about the first 1 tho.

jbeining75
01-30-2008, 07:46 PM
Maybe first is white spotted cichlid juvenile..... hmm kinda tough though. Front facial makeup is that of a cichlid

jbeining75
01-30-2008, 07:51 PM
maybe this is it???? It says Altolamprologus Calvus

sailor
01-30-2008, 08:09 PM
It's not 1 of those, I've got a few Altolamprologus Calvus are from Lake Tanganyika in Africa.

jbeining75
01-30-2008, 08:09 PM
hmm. different fins though. unles the fin coloration spread as they mature

seamajor
01-31-2008, 07:38 PM
Thankyou for all your ideas.........Some of the fish in the tank they were sold from were blue acara, so that's probably right..I may have tracked down the breeder and I may know for sure.... This is what they look like when they're flirting.