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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2008 23:10
Re: Species ID? #11
...and the male as he is now (well, the picture was taken around christmas time but he is still the same colour)

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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2008 23:08
Re: Species ID? #12
the male as a juvenile...

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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2008 23:06
Re: Species ID? #13
sorry, the pictures don't seem to have loaded - here is the female again...

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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2008 23:03
Species ID? #14
Hi all. Not sure if this should go under the creature ID forum but as it is a cichlid I will try here. I'm not sure of the species of a couple of my fish so have been going through cichlid-forum.com to try and match them.

One of my earliest pairs were what I thought to be yellow labs, and whilst the female still remains a very bright yellow (see attached picture of her holding), the male seems to have gone from yellow to a pink haze to a kind of purple blue stripe. I've attached two pictures - one as a juvenile (with black edges on the fins), and one of how he looks today.

Do they normally go through this colour change? Is it indeed a pair of yellow labs (labidochromis caeruleus) or something different / mixed?

Any help appreciated!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2008 21:47
Re: Bottom Feeders? #15
here we go. the denisoni barb is no longer in there (i was looking after it for a friend). aside from the 7 cichlids you can see there are 3 other smallish ones. not sure of the types of cichlids these are! i have kept tropical for a few years but am a bit of a noob when it comes to these...

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imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2008 21:25
Re: Bottom Feeders? #16
just transferring some old pics from the camera - will load when i pic out a decent one


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2008 21:12
Re: Bottom Feeders? #17
its a corner tank, and the filtration is one of those overhead ones, containing sponge, ceramic noodles, phos pad and general wool pads. i took a snap a while back i might see if i can load it


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 13/3/2008 20:56
Bottom Feeders? #18
i have a malawi set up and wondered what sort of algea/bottom feeders i can add? I seem to get a lot of green algea and one lfs said the best thing would be bristlenose cats.

however, when i went to get some another lfs said these would not tolerate the water levels that cichlids are kept in. he said that the cichlids themselves should graze on the algae, but i always seem to get lads of it build up. could i be a bit under-stocked? i have 10 of them between about 1-3 inches in a 68g tank. thanks for your help!


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 19/6/2007 18:30
Re: Algae Problem - Hair or Brush? #19
thanks EagleC, you've been very helpful


imblindio imblindio
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  • Posted on: 18/6/2007 19:55
Re: Algae Problem - Hair or Brush? #20
thanks v. much - i'll pass that on.

when he asked our LFS he suggested a siamese flying fox, but i read somewhere this is different to a siamese algae eater (although they look pretty similar).

do you know if they are two different fish, or am i just getting confused????

cheers!



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