UsaFishBox
Welcome to USAFishBox! You are currently viewing the forum as a guest. To view the index and portal you must be a member. Please click the register button to join NOW for FREE.!..Finally check out the 24 hour live chat !!!

UsaFishBox

USA Fishbox is THE place where fish freaks come together. Here at USA we talk aquatics all day long. If you are new please sign up and join in.
 
facebookForumHomeLog inRegisterFAQ
Welcome to USA Fishbox. If you are a guest please sign up. This forum is 100% free to use.




















Share
 

 ID-Better Pic

Go down 
AuthorMessage
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/11/2012, 12:45 pm

So I have been keeping African Cichlids off and on for over 10 years but I don't know much more than the basics. I thought that I would start out by getting an ID on these two guys. I believe that one is a Orange Zebra and the other is a yellow lab. I bought them from a local pet store and ofcourse the tank was labeled assorted african cichlids. The yellow one was in a tank by itself. Right now it is just these two in the tank which is a 45 gallon hex(still a work in progress). I apologize for the poor pictures and lighting. The pictures do not come close to showing off their beauty. They both have gorgeous blue colors on their fins.
Anyway, some advice on whether these two are form the same regional location, if they are safe to house together, breed, etc. I would love to know what other Africans can be housed with them and some suggestions on good plants for the tank. Thanks for all of your help and patience with me.

ID-Better Pic IMG_20120128_100100


Thanks Everyone!
~Monika~


Last edited by msmonikatou on 1/31/2012, 12:54 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
jaiko1975
Moderator
Moderator
jaiko1975

Posts : 980
Location : hollywood FL

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/11/2012, 5:08 pm

looks like a yellow lab to me Monika

**********USAfishbox.com*************


My tanks

https://www.youtube.com/user/jaiko1975?feature=mhum

usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox
Back to top Go down
hydrodmg
Sergeant 1st Class
Sergeant 1st Class


Posts : 201
Location : Lancaster Pa
Favorite Fish: : broiled or grilled just not fried

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/11/2012, 7:54 pm

#1 looks to be a hybrid between a keni and a yellow lab
#2 looks like a pet smart quality yellow lab

and the tank looks great. stay out of the assorted tanks at the pet store
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/11/2012, 11:01 pm

Yeah I wasn't sure about the first one because it didn't quite look like the Zebras that I had in the past so a hybrid makes sense. I got them at a small mom amd pop pet store that I have been going to for years but they have changed management and they mainly concentrate on saltwater fish. I will go to more specialized breeders in the future for my africans. Thanks for the compliment on the tank.
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 1:45 pm

I have added better pictures of the first fish. You can really see the stripes. It might help identify it better?
Back to top Go down
Holey Rock of Texas
Admin
Admin
Holey Rock of Texas

Posts : 6531
Location : Dallas, TX
Favorite Fish: : shellys

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 1:55 pm

#1 may not be a hybrid but its too young to fully know. one thing for sure tho is it is not a red zebra.

#2 is a faded yellow lab.

**********USAfishbox.com*************


ID-Better Pic Sig-HoleyRockcopy

www.holeyrockoftexas.com
ID-Better Pic CAST-Sig
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:16 pm

Yeah I agree with hydrodmg, it looks more like a Kenyi than anything. Whatever it is my poor yellow lab is getting bullied. I will be rearranging the tank tonight to see if I can shift the territories a bit and give the yellow lab a little more advantage.
Back to top Go down
hydrodmg
Sergeant 1st Class
Sergeant 1st Class


Posts : 201
Location : Lancaster Pa
Favorite Fish: : broiled or grilled just not fried

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:19 pm

for your location check out the capitol cichlid association a lot of people down that way
Back to top Go down
Holey Rock of Texas
Admin
Admin
Holey Rock of Texas

Posts : 6531
Location : Dallas, TX
Favorite Fish: : shellys

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:26 pm

the stripes are the wrong direction and the body is to elongated to be a kenyi.

**********USAfishbox.com*************


ID-Better Pic Sig-HoleyRockcopy

www.holeyrockoftexas.com
ID-Better Pic CAST-Sig
Back to top Go down
hydrodmg
Sergeant 1st Class
Sergeant 1st Class


Posts : 201
Location : Lancaster Pa
Favorite Fish: : broiled or grilled just not fried

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:28 pm

from the first picture posted that would have been my guess now it looks lika a zebra mangano cross
Back to top Go down
Holey Rock of Texas
Admin
Admin
Holey Rock of Texas

Posts : 6531
Location : Dallas, TX
Favorite Fish: : shellys

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:33 pm

ID-Better Pic 858205 this could be a possibility

**********USAfishbox.com*************


ID-Better Pic Sig-HoleyRockcopy

www.holeyrockoftexas.com
ID-Better Pic CAST-Sig
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 2:40 pm

Yes, now that mention it Holey Rock of Texas, the stripes are all wrong. Grrr... Thanks for the info. on the capitol cichlid association, hydrodmg, I will check them out.
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 3:12 pm

Perhaps a Maingano x P.Johannii? I am a bit confused, though because some people say they are the same species while others say that they are different.
Back to top Go down
Flippercon
Moderator
Moderator
Flippercon

Posts : 1260
Location : Virginia Beach, VA
Favorite Fish: : Electric Blue Rocio Octofasciata

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 8:05 pm

msmonikatou wrote:
Perhaps a Maingano x P.Johannii? I am a bit confused, though because some people say they are the same species while others say that they are different.
Mainganos are not yellow at all. Johanni in the other hand are.

**********USAfishbox.com*************


My Tanks
https://www.youtube.com/user/flippercon84/videos


Last edited by Flippercon on 1/12/2012, 8:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
jaiko1975
Moderator
Moderator
jaiko1975

Posts : 980
Location : hollywood FL

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime1/12/2012, 8:28 pm

it looks like a hybrid to me cross between a kenyi and a yellow lab?

**********USAfishbox.com*************


My tanks

https://www.youtube.com/user/jaiko1975?feature=mhum

usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox usafishbox
Back to top Go down
msmonikatou
Private First Class
Private First Class
msmonikatou

Posts : 31
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Favorite Fish: : Freshwater: African Cichlids
Saltwater: Maroon Clowns

ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime3/7/2012, 11:23 am

So it has been a few months since I have posted a picture of the mystery fish that I got back in November. She(that's what I am thinking) has decided to display a more dominant blue coloring since I added some more fish. That is why I am thinking that she may be a she and now I am wondering if there may be Auratus in the mix. I had to put her in jail because she got too agressive for my taste. I am going to separate her completely from the others to see if she reverts back to her orange coloring like before. I did notice that the orange color come back for a few seconds when I startled her. Anyway, here are a few new pictures and I welcome your thoughts.

ID-Better Pic IMG_20120224_231415

ID-Better Pic IMG_20120224_225927

ID-Better Pic IMG_20120224_225429
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




ID-Better Pic Empty
PostSubject: Re: ID-Better Pic   ID-Better Pic Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
ID-Better Pic
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
UsaFishBox :: :: Freshwater Aquaria :: ID me-
Jump to: