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W. African Cichlid ID Help

Discussion in 'African Cichlid Identification' started by Jeep318, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Jeep318

    Jeep318 New Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions on what these might be? Had been imported as Pterochromis Congicus, but not sure. Import#1.jpg Import#4.jpg Import#3.jpg
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    viejo Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks like a valid ID to me. Where did you find them?
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks remarkably similar to a farmed Tilapia (aurea, nilotica, or hybrid).
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Jeep -- Any further progress on ID of these fish? The few photos and drawings of Pterochromis I can find online have a larger mouth than your fish do, similar to a green sunfish or basket-mouth cichlid Acaronia.
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    viejo Member 5 Year Member

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    You have a valid point on the mouth size. The body shape, concave forehead & markings agree quite well however. First chance I get I will check some of our juvie hybrid oreochromis I see how they match up.
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    The consensus seemed to be that it was O. Niloticus or possibly a hybrid Oreochromis of some type. Definitely not Pterochromis.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Oh well ... at least you can eat them.

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