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Please ID this "krib"

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by mummymonkey, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    Posted on another forum. Bought in Canada as a "krib".

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    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks like A. sp Maulbruter/mouthbrooder to me.
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    dunc New Member 5 Year Member

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    Is that the Apisto you're referring to Oupsy?

    I don't think it's an Apisto.. but the mouth looks nothing like a Pelvicachromis family fish, either.
  4. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks lke it may be a type of benitochromis, but the split color in the tail is odd for that genus. Sure it is African?
  5. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    yes, it does not look like an apisto to me...
    it looks very much like an African Lake M's cichlid...
  6. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm sorry Ted but I know nothing about its provenance other than that it was sold as P. pulcher to a chap in Alberta Canada.
    Going on overall body/fin shape, I was thinking along the lines of chromidotilapia? The mouth looks small for any mouthbrooder though.
  7. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The mouth and overall body shape are wrong for Chromidotilapia. If it is west aftrican I still lean towards a Benitochromis of some sort.
  8. Oupsy

    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    I don t think it is either. just said it looked like. :tongue: :tongue: ( i have pics of maulbruter looking like mummymonkey's fish more than your picture)

    Can t help with the real ID as don t know much about Kribs.
  9. KenL

    KenL New Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks like the fish that goes by the common name Egyptian Mouthbrooder, can't remember the proper name. Maybe Pseudocrenilabrus something or other.

    If that store thinks it is a "krib" I would shop elsewhere in future :frown:
  10. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    I guess we'll never know for sure. When I first saw it my first thought was an Mbuna of some kind, perhaps a hybrid. What I'm really saying is I haven't a clue! :)
  11. chromis

    chromis New Member 5 Year Member

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    It looks more like an African lake cichlid to me. Nothing like a west African. more like a Paralabidochromis sp or commonly known as Rock kribs. Link below shows a female that looks very close to your fish.

    http://www.african-cichlid.com/YellowRockKrib.htm
  12. LyreTail

    LyreTail New Member 5 Year Member

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    I think "Chromis" nailed it.