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PostSubject: African Cichlids   Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:14 am

Not bad lightwizard-san! Beautiful fishies =)

Is that the sort they call kenyi?

Also, I tried upping a few random pics and it seemed to work as it should here at least *shrug* , the way I do it I just up the pic with that host-button... once uploaded I copy the link (using right click and copy, the copy button doesn't work here for some reason Rolling Eyes)  and click the insert image-button next to the host-button - paste the link there - then back to the host-button and hit upload and it's ready for the next pic



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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:52 am

Ah so the copy button was letting me down then.

The Blue one with the red crested dorsal is a called Metriaclima greshakei, popular name is Ice Blue. This is a particularly handsome version of this fish.

The Yellow fella is actually from Lake Victoria and known as "Zebra Obliquidens" scientific name: Astatotilapia latifasciata. My guy isn't as beautiful as some specimens. Truth be told you need 4 -6 of these in a tank to get the best colours and they really handsome when they get territorial, usually in breeding season. If he colours up I'll get some new shots.


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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:55 am

Electric blue hap - Sciaenochromis Fryeri

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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:04 am

This is one of the few "accepted hybrids" in the hobby. It's called OB Peacock although it doesn't have orange blotches and isn't a Peacock (Aulonocara)

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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:34 am

Placidochromis milomo known as Super VC10 this is one of the biggest Cichlids in the lake growing to 11".
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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:38 am

Placidochromis electra - deep water hap my newest species in my community tank  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:40 am

Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos commonly known as Maingano. The smallest species in my tank seldom growing larger than 4"
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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:42 am

Copadichromis borleyi (Kadango) commonly known as Red Fin (don't know why)

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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 am

No idea what this is, waiting to see what it looks like fully grown
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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:28 am

Epic! sunny 

Watching them all move around must be quite a colorama, and those measures are inches?? If so the smallest is about as big as I thought the largest were, can see why they call that fella VC10 O.O

You have a more red/orange sort too btw (behind the Maingano)?
Never thought about it but I guess it works a bit like the kennel-clubs and such when it comes to hybrids, some ambition to keep thoroughbreeds.
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PostSubject: Re: African Cichlids   Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:43 am

The orange ones are Metriaclima estherae (red zebra) max size 12 cm (Didn't know you speak metric).

In the tank there are also .. Cobalt Blues, Lemon Yellows, Albino Red Zebra, Salusi and Johani, Elongatus and the monster of Lake Malawi .. Auratus. Might have missed one or two Wink
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