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    Question Convict Cichlid Greenish Tint


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    Hello I got this convict cichlid from my LFS and I started doing some research on them and from the pics I have seen online they are supposed to be blue but mine looks quite green. When I went in to the aquarium shop again the next week, they had the normal blue looking convicts. Is this normal for convicts to have green tinted bodies. There would appear to be some blue in its caudal and dorsal fins. Also the pic provided is when she was when her colors were very faint because of the light. She is now in a Blackwater and it emphasizes the green even more. Any thoughts?

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    Convict cichlids have become hybrids within their own genus. You will see varying colors because the breeders didn't know that there were multiple species within Amatitlania genus. Sometimes even different locales will have varying colors

    For example (from http://tangledupincichlids.com/)

    Amatitlania siquia 'Rio Animas' - red finned, blue/gold barred northern Costa Rica convict
    Amatitlania siquia 'Rio Tempisque' - blue/orange sided western Costa Rica convicts

    You will only see a true convict Amatitlania nigrofasciata from a reputable breeder/importer.

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