View Full Version : Can anyone ID this

04-06-2008, 09:22 PM
Can anyone tell me what this fish is???7329

04-06-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm not great with my cichlids, I'll have a look at Axelrod though

04-06-2008, 09:28 PM
I looked at axelrod and could not find it.

04-06-2008, 09:31 PM
Which Axelrod? If it was devoted to Malawi Cichlids?

04-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Axelrod's atlas of freshwater fish eleventh edition

04-07-2008, 07:18 AM
Looks like a juvie nicaraguense to me, are you sure it's a Malawi cichlid?

Wild Turkey
04-07-2008, 08:40 AM
At first it kinda looked like a rainbow

but after closer inspection i agree its a nicaraguense cichlid

04-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Looks like a juvie nicaraguense to me, are you sure it's a Malawi cichlid?

I think you nailed it good call.

04-07-2008, 12:01 PM
It is is Nic cihclid... (Nicaraguaguese). Nice fish btw....

04-07-2008, 02:19 PM
So you all are saying its not a Malawi??? I got it at one of the LFS that swore it is. He's actually doing quit well but everyone in the tank is still very small...............What to do?????

04-07-2008, 02:27 PM
I just googled it.....................I think you guy's nailed it. Thank you.

04-07-2008, 02:35 PM
Yes they nailed it. Is a nicarague cichlid.

They are friendlier than other central american cichlids.

04-07-2008, 03:44 PM
That's definitely a Cichlasoma of some sort. Not an african cichlid species.

04-07-2008, 05:02 PM
I had 2 pairs of them many years ago, they shared a 20 long with some red-tail botia's. Any New World species mellow enough to keep 2 breeding pairs ( both pairs spawned at the same time) together in a 20 long aren't aggressive enough to compete successfully with Africans in the long run.
Actually, having 2 active breeding pairs of nic's is what turned me to Africans. Smaller broods, you don't end up with hundreds of fry needing bbs to start off. Not to mention finding homes for hundreds of any fish...

04-07-2008, 05:22 PM
Neat looking fish. I'd name him Morris for Morris code, or maybe Dash if it's a him and Dot if it's a girl lol.