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Post  COCOBIRD on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:05 pm








I know this one of course...he's just getting so big and handsome!
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Post  verbal on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:34 pm

All 3 are mbuna.

Not really sure on the first one. The second one is probably a Maingano. If it started out yellow, it is a male Johanni.

The 3rd looks like a Melanochromis, but I am not sure of the species.

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Post  COCOBIRD on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:55 pm

Thank you!

I'm not sure that I'm going to keep them... If I don't they'll be free to another home...
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Post  williemcd on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:56 pm

The 3rd looks like a Krib... and the 4th? Could it be a leaf fish?

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Post  VeeSe on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:08 am

First 3 are most likely Africans. First two definitely are, and 3rd looks like one too, but sorta looks a little like a pale krib as well (probably still an African cichlid though). 4th is a leopard ctenopoma.

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Post  williemcd on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:20 am

Vee.. it looks like ya nailed the 4th.

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Post  Doxiemom on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:28 am

Bill....you are correct. The last one is a "leaf fish" (sold as). This one is nice!
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Post  verbal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:34 am

I am pretty sure that number 3 is not a krib. A pic of the tail would confirm that. Where did you get it? What was it sold as?

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Post  COCOBIRD on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 pm

sold just as cichlids.

I know it's a *terrible* place to buy fish but I walked by the area on my way to buy trash bags and wanted them --walmart-- Embarassed
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Post  williemcd on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:28 am

Grrrrrrr.. Each time you spend money at wallyworld on fish, just gives them more reason to mistreat more fish!... POST your quest on here before buying!.....

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Post  COCOBIRD on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:27 am

I know. And I agree. I accept my chastisement roundly.

Walmart doesn't seem to treat anything it has kindly or with respect, so I'm sure their fish are at or near the bottom of the list.

Does that mean I shouldn't by plants there either? I do buy plants there sometimes, the fish were impulse. I wash the plants thoroughly and haven't had any problems. Is that the same or different than buying pansies for your front yard?
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Post  verbal on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:25 am

COCOBIRD wrote:I know. And I agree. I accept my chastisement roundly.

Walmart doesn't seem to treat anything it has kindly or with respect, so I'm sure their fish are at or near the bottom of the list.

Does that mean I shouldn't by plants there either? I do buy plants there sometimes, the fish were impulse. I wash the plants thoroughly and haven't had any problems.

The risk is a little lower with plants. However one big issue is a good number of their plants are not actually aquatic plants. So they will end up dying and actually making water quality worse. It might cost a little more, but going where they know what they are doing will be a better experience in the long run.

Don't worry too much though, we all start out with similar experiences.

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Post  COCOBIRD on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Here are pics of these two fish again, a little more clear, I hope.

The look basically the same to me, although one is much darker and some bigger, the other one is lighter and shy.






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Post  Fern on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:29 am

The first looks like a deformed peacock. The second two are probably johanis. But god knows what they really are coming from walmart.
They will eat the majority of your plants and kill your tropicals..........The neons will be eaten first, if not by the africans then defiantly by the leaf fish
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Post  COCOBIRD on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Feel free to come and get the tropicals if you desire them.
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Post  Fern on Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:47 pm

I am in FL. Just randomly cruse by to help out with questions.
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Post  COCOBIRD on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:44 pm

ah...

yes, I know the neons and other tropics will eventually end up feeder fish.

I may invest in another tank to have rock and the cichlids. We'll see...
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