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W. African Cichlid ID Help

Jeep318

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

gerald

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

gerald

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
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.
 

viejo

Member
5 Year Member
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.
 

Jeep318

New Member
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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