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11-29-2013, 07:07 PM #1
hope it worked
is it possible this is a male rusty? And I hope you all ain;t getting tired of this same ? ,but I can't find an answer anywhere .... please give it a go or give me a link to another gallery. cichlid forum is only place other than here that I've been able to find anything that is even close ,ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
11-29-2013, 08:21 PM #2
Look through here http://www.davesfish.com/
Click on the link with each fishes name and maybe you can come across your fish.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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11-29-2013, 10:52 PM #3
I have to admit, I am not well versed with african cichlids, but after comparing the picture of your fish with pictures of iodotropheus sprengerae(rusties)
I certainly think it is likely. aside from the fact that your fish appears quite a bit paler, body shape, fin shape, overall color scheme and markings do seem to correspond.
11-29-2013, 11:39 PM #4
Thanks for the link mommy1 and madagascariensis do you think the paleness could have been a result of him spending several weeks outside in an otherwise not so pleasant environment , lord knows what he had been eating , no heat except for sunshine during the day , fresh water only when it rained , his only companions were frogs and snails , then on top of that being tossed back into an aquarium .He does eat well now , fresh water every week , heated water at a constant 76-78 *F, ph , constant at high 7 , 0 trites and 10-20 trates , soft water . Is there a kind or brand of food that would maybe darken him up or should I let it be and continue to feed him the Tetramin Tropical flakes and the twice weekly Omega One cichlid pellets? Thanks for your time and your responses.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
11-30-2013, 12:44 AM #5
Wow... I have to ask, what happened to the poor thing? Was he in some sort of pond?
I happen to know of a really great fish store that has a twelve-by-eight pond out back, about three feet deep, clean water, used for their 3"-5" goldfish. There's a yellow lab outside, the fish kind, and he's apparently been in there for a while. Somebody apparently left him in there, possibly a drop-off, and nobody bothered to get him out because he seemed happy.I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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11-30-2013, 12:57 AM #6
I still think it looks like a red or a Rusty.><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º> ><((((º>
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11-30-2013, 01:08 AM #7
Ah, it's an african cichlid, so it likes highpH and hard water. What else is living with it? If the other species could tolerate it, get the pH up from 7 to at least 7,5 or even better 8. Crushed coral as a substrate or in a bag in the filter etc would help increase both pH and overall hardness.
11-30-2013, 12:12 PM #8
tried to copy the post that I described what happened to him but can't , but you can read about his terrible adventure in my thread titled 'yet another id' in the tanganikiya section . thanks for the advise , and jeff I think he is a rusty too. Do you ya' think bringing up the ph and the hardness will make his colors darken up . Oh yeah madagascarensis ,fishkeeper he's a loner in a 30 gallon.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
12-04-2013, 03:14 PM #9
Its certainly an African chichlid. I had it for 6 months, but had to return it to the lfs as i had mixed South American and African chichlids.. So with the expert advise of the forum members it kept all South -American Chichlids and returned African.
Its called "blue dolphin chichlid" in India. Exactly the same that i had.