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    Question Unidentified Cichlid


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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    It also doesn't have the distinctive markings on the gill plate, like the attached pictures.
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    Thank you! We Found out the name of the fish, It's a Blue Dovii Cichlid.

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    Be prepared they can grow to upwards of 2ft and need a minimum of 180G.
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    Doviis are really a beautiful fish that is best kept alone considering their sharp teeth. If that is a male, I would get at least a 240g simply because of the waste output. They have the potential to get past 24".
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