Thread: Unidentified Cichlid
08-20-2012, 11:27 AM #1
I need help I.D this Cichlid. It's still a baby about a month old. Some type of mix. I can't rember the beginning of the name but it ends with Aztec. I'm a newby at posting pictures. I hope i did it right. Sorry if i didn't do it right.
08-20-2012, 11:44 AM #2
It's a bit hard to tell from the picture but it does look like it might be a baby jaguar cichlid, also known as an Aztec cichlid. The scientific name is parachromis manaquensis.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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08-20-2012, 12:46 PM #3
Common names suck for distinguishing cichlids. It could very well be a baby Jag especially with the predominant mark down the side. My only qualm with that is the fish's body is more rounded, even at small sizes Jags are streamlined. However you did state it was a mix...so that could play a role. But do keep in mind many baby cichlids go through a phase of looking just like that. Ive reared Rainbow cichlids which looked just like that for a period of time.3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon
08-20-2012, 01:50 PM #4
It also doesn't have the distinctive markings on the gill plate, like the attached pictures.
Last edited by Rocksor; 08-20-2012 at 01:53 PM.
08-28-2012, 02:51 AM #5
Thank you! We Found out the name of the fish, It's a Blue Dovii Cichlid.
08-28-2012, 03:00 AM #6
Be prepared they can grow to upwards of 2ft and need a minimum of 180G.3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon