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Yellow jewel cichlid or what?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by PJS111881, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. PJS111881

    PJS111881 New Member

    Can anyone tell me what I have here? I was told when I got this fish that it was a S.A. Cichlid, but I cannot find any pics that are similar to this fish.
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  2. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    looks kinda like a Psuedotropheus Acei to me its not SA tho
     
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    It's some kind of peacock or hap - an african cichlid. It is definitely NOT South American.

    If you have it with other SA cichlids, I suggest returning it because you shouldn't mix the two. If you decided to keep it, you should put it with more peacocks/haps. You can browse through http://malawimayhem.com and maybe find out an exact species.

    -Chelle
     
  4. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    SA cichlids I think are like angel fish, Discus..ect im not possitive though, cool lookin fish though
     
  5. Auspetian

    Auspetian Administrator Staff Member

    As t_chelle16 said, it is a kind of peacock cichlid. Incidentally, i just bought the exact same fish about 4 days ago. Great looking fish, vibrant colours.

    Very timid though, mine is having problems with the rest of the Africans in the tank and got beaten a little. Had to isolate him for a while so he can recover.
     
  6. Auspetian

    Auspetian Administrator Staff Member

    P.S.

    PJS111881, could you please reduce the size of your Avatar. It is too wide.
     
  7. Auspetian

    Auspetian Administrator Staff Member

  8. PJS111881

    PJS111881 New Member

    Thanks for all of the replys. I really like this fish and I have two of them. They are in my tank with an oscar, a perrot, a convict, and a plecco. They donot have any problems with the other fish chasing them , none of my fish are aggressive at all. Will mixing SA and Africans cause any problems if it is short term, untill I build my 300 gal tank?

    Thanks all
     
  9. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    He may get eaten and once he's comfortable in the tank, he may start nipping at the fins of the other fish.

    -Chelle
     
  10. PJS111881

    PJS111881 New Member

    My two little ones are Sunshine Peacocks. (aint they purdy) :eek:
     

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