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Collin1104
03-03-2008, 04:02 AM
i bought it a long time ago and meant to ask about it on here but i have an albino cichlid that looks exactly like a yellow lab except the only difference is its pure white with red eyes lol could it be any cichlid with that body structure?

Drumachine09
03-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Possibly an albino lab, or albino red zebra. Pics would help.

cocoa_pleco
03-03-2008, 04:13 AM
aulonocara sp. albino? i had one a long time ago

could also be a snow white soccoloffi

jbeining75
03-03-2008, 04:47 AM
Collin any pics would help.... There are a few albino cichlids.... I'm sure someone can id it with a pic...

Collin1104
03-03-2008, 05:00 AM
ok i cant figure out how to get these pictures on here.. it says their too big =(

cichlid22c
03-03-2008, 05:06 AM
pics dont work? try to copy and paste them

Collin1104
03-03-2008, 05:13 AM
maybe this will work??

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/mrallergies/IMG_0416.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii319/mrallergies/IMG_0414.jpg

cocoa_pleco
03-03-2008, 05:22 AM
its a snow white soccoloffi

heres some info on them
http://www.nazarite.net/africans/profiles/pseudotropheus-socolofi-albino.html

Collin1104
03-03-2008, 05:32 AM
thank you, any idea why hes shaking though?

cocoa_pleco
03-03-2008, 05:33 AM
shaking is usually a sign of wanting to breed, or maybe even for dominance

if its a constant shaking it could be shimmy disease, but africans are known to shake so i doubt its shimmy disease

Collin1104
03-03-2008, 05:39 AM
hmm... its constant, other than the freakish shaking, hes acting completely normal.

cocoa_pleco
03-03-2008, 05:56 AM
yeah, if its constant its shimmy. its caused by Flava bacteria.

ive heard that shimmy blocks only work good for treating shimmy on livebearers so try medicated anti-bacterial food

Collin1104
03-04-2008, 04:26 AM
thanks for the info... hes not shaking nearly as much though, now its just like a little twitch every now and then. ill keep an eye on him though