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1 17th May 13:11
leong goh
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Default Red Head Cichlid (cichlid blue yellow convict fish)


I have just seen a beautiful little cichlid, body purplish in colour, yellow
fins, (dorsal especially) , and blue eyes. Shape much like a convict. The
shop says it's a red head cichlid, A quick google search showed pictures of
adult fish that looked totally different. The fish I saw was 3-4 cm long.
Are they correct? and if so would they be OK with Firemouths, Blue Acaras
and a Green Terror female? Again my search re behaviour gave differing
views on temperament

Thanks

Leong
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2 19th May 03:26
netmax
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Default Red Head Cichlid (hybrid)


What is it's scientific name? Cichlasoma synspilum, or Vieja synspila
http://biological-diversity.info/Fish_freshw.htm
http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/Country/CountrySpeciesSummary.cfm?Country=Beli
ze&Genus=Vieja&Species=synspila

However, if it's a hybrid, then temperament prediction will likely not be
very reliable. That's the nature of hybrids (what little 'nature' they
have in them ;~).

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3 19th May 03:26
fear-the-swamp
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Default Red Head Cichlid (cichlid blue yellow convict fish)


From Mid_South Cichlids...


Red Head Cichlid

(Leong*Goh)
I have just seen a beautiful little cichlid, body purplish in colour,
yellow fins, (dorsal especially) , and blue eyes. Shape much like a
convict. The shop says it's a red head cichlid, A quick google search
showed pictures of adult fish that looked totally different. The fish I
saw was 3-4 cm long. Are they correct?


<< A lot of shops have all kinds of names for their cichlids, that
another shop may call a whle other species by the same name. I sell
cichlids from a "home based" business, but don't come across anything
"red head". Too my top of my head knowledge, your fish is likely
Malawian. I have some names, but these are not really purple, but can
"appear" purplish viewing in a tank. As Net Max stated, try finding out
the scientific name, if possible.
Some that come to mind, that have known yellow fins, & are dark
or"appear" purplish are: (old school scientific names)
Labeotropheus Trewavasae (Zimbawe Rock),
Otopharynx (mumbo) (yellow stripe on head however)
Otopharynx Lithobates
or maybe...
Cynotilapia "Mbamba"

and if so would they be OK with Firemouths, Blue Acaras and a Green
Terror female? Again my search re behaviour gave differing views on
temperament
Thanks
Leong

<<< In "my" past experiences, I don't deal with Firemouths, Green
Terrors, and such anymore.. but when I first got into the hobby, my
cichlids ripped these type fish apart.>
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4 19th May 03:27
bambi_72
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Default Red Head Cichlid (grey blue yellow brown fish)


I recently bought a fish called a Red-Top chichlid, th belive (off the
top of my head) that is called Labidochromis Sp. 'Hongi'.
From the info I can find it seemas to vary in colours, manly a blue
body with yellow fins. The male has a red stripe along the top of its
head.

My LFS had a nice adult male in thier display tank, but my juviniles
are a nice shade of grey/brown with just the 1st few scales starting
to show blue around the gills.
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5 19th May 03:27
mark
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Do a search for Archocentrus Sajica

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Mark
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6 19th May 03:27
the madd hatter
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Thats a Pseudotropheus Gresheki, aka, Red Top Zebra.
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7 19th May 03:29
leong goh
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Default Red Head Cichlid (cichlid)


Thanks for all the replies. It does look like Archocentrus Sajica to me. I
was able to take some photos of it and have posted them here.
http://www.pakurangadental.co.nz/Leong/ID.htm

Is this A Sajica or a juvenile "red head cichlid" (C.Synspilum)?

Leong
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