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unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #1
hi there i have two cichlids in my tank that have recently had fry and i have managed to succesfully catch them and allowed them to spit the fry out in a seperate tank, i brought these fish from a local fish store along with some others and they didnt know the exact name of these cichlids so was hoping someone could be of some assistance??

the pics in the main tank are of the 1st cichlid that spat out last week.

and the other two pictures are of the other cichlid in the breeding tank that spat out yesterday.

thanks in advance, stef
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Re: unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #2
sorry didnt realis could only upload 1pic at a time. heres the 1st cichlid

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Re: unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #3
and again

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Re: unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #4
and this is the2nd fish :

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Re: unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #5
They both look like Pseudotropheus to me: the first looks like a variant of Pseudotropheus zebra and the second looks like P. elongatus, but there are lots of similarities between Malawis and there are a fair few hybrids about
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Re: unknow cichlid: can anyone help me please #6
brilliant thanks for your help, there breeding like anything at the moment, going to have to get anew breeding tank set up soon. just hope i can sell them where i live on the iowas wont have enough room soon. i have about 60 fry and 2 more pregnant haha