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This topic contains 25 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  JazzBora150 7 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #301023

    JazzBora150
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    as ive already mentioned in a couple of posts im a total green horn as far as tropical fish go

    and ive taken advice from more than one source which maybe isnt such a good thing either

    and it gets worse

    i was at a dealers on monday just to have a wee look at what he had in stock and i seen a couple

    of tanks with nice little cichlids with the words PEACEFUL as a description so i asked can i add

    these to a community take i have and the reply was certainly these are peaceful and shy fish

    so i bought two fish

    i will add the photos of them one of them is a lovely peaceful wee chap just hovers mid water

    and doesnt bother with any of the other species in the tank the other is a monster, a nasty brute

    by no means monster in size but attitude and aggression and to top it off i think he has

    munched 6 of my Paracheirodon innesi (i hope thats correct for neons)

    now this monster i refer to was sold to me as a wild red flag cichlid and cost me 15 pounds

    so i searched for it on google, cant find it

    i did find images for red flag cichlid but it doesnt look like mine

    needless to say im not happy

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    #320362

    Graham Ramsay
    Participant

    The first is Biotodoma cupido, the second is I think a yellow acara – Aequidens metae.

    #320364

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    i woke up this mornin to a horror of horrors as i watched the second fish finish his meal

    during the night he managed to eat 7 neon tetra

    so i took time off work today to return him to shop

    i think this might be him: Laetacara curviceps – Dwarf Flag Cichlid

    #320365

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You should trust Mummymonkey’s id in my opinion.

    #320375

    coelacanth
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 5 2011, 08:51 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    You should trust Mummymonkey’s id in my opinion.
    #320378

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    im not sure what he is although he definatley ate my neons

    he was sold to me as a wild caught dwarf red flag cichlid and it even said peaceful on the holding tank

    but that could mean anything

    i dont profess to know any of the latin names i just pulled that off google images

    but he still ate my fish i watched him finish one off

    but thanks for your reply maybe when i become more accomplished i may decide to do a single species tank and these may be it

    thanks

    #320379

    coelacanth
    Participant

    Definitely not dwarf, it’s Aequidens metae , diadema or something very similar, get up to 8″, maybe more.

    #320380

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    could this be it?

    http://aquaworld.netfirms.com/Cichlidae/La…a_dorsigera.htm

    as i said before the line disappeared and reappeared i think it was a mood thing

    #320381

    a.d.wood
    Participant

    QUOTE (JazzBora150 @ Jan 6 2011, 05:21 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    could this be it?

    http://aquaworld.netfirms.com/Cichlidae/La…a_dorsigera.htm

    as i said before the line disappeared and reappeared i think it was a mood thing

    Ah, the wonders of the www and it’s ability to get things wrong…..

    The fish pictured in the link you give is not Laetacara dorsigera, it’s an Aequidens of one form or another (which matches what the good folks here have already identified your mystery fish as).

    Andrew

    #320382

    a.d.wood
    Participant

    QUOTE (JazzBora150 @ Jan 6 2011, 05:21 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    ………………
    as i said before the line disappeared and reappeared i think it was a mood thing

    Yes, the lateral band will come and go. All to do with mood, dominance, current focus etc.

    Andrew

    #320383

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    thanks for that andrew

    well not to worry he has be replaced with 3 other fish and i know the name of one of them is right: ancistrus

    the other 2 were sold as a pair i think they are apistogramma

    but i am expecting to be wrong

    #320384

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    You’ve probably already figured out that the answer to you original question is a resounding NO! Most fish shop owners IME(of course there are exceptions)are interested in selling you something first and foremost whether or not is fits your situation. My best advice would be to take your camera to the shop if you can, find fish that you like, return here with all the info you can gather and let folks help ID & determine their needs & compatibility before you buy. Most of us learn this the hard way

    #320385

    JazzBora150
    Participant

    yes plaamoo

    your right i have figured that out now

    the same dealer whilst offering me a replacement for the neon muncher sold me these 2 little chaps which i think are apisto gramma

    am i right ?

    sold as a pair

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    #320388

    a.d.wood
    Participant

    Yes, that’s a pair of Apistogramma panduro (male in top pic, female in lower pic).

    Andrew

    #320389

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (JazzBora150 @ Jan 6 2011, 07:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    yes plaamoo

    your right i have figured that out now

    the same dealer whilst offering me a replacement for the neon muncher sold me these 2 little chaps which i think are apisto gramma

    am i right ?

    sold as a pair

    I am stunned; the first time you got unknown fish which turned out to be a horror story, you go back and take with new, again unknown fish… /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

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