Hi everyone newby here!! I'd love to know what this plant is and also this cichlid
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hi everyone newby here!! I'd love to know what this plant is and also this cichlid


I have just recently gotten this floating plant for a lady off kijiji and nether of is know what it is. Also I inherited a cichlid tank and I have a fish that keeps digging holes and renovating my tank. I've read that this is a mating ritual and I was hoping to maybe get him a female!
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:13 AM   #3
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Pelvicachromis pulcher (common name:Krib) and Heteranthera zosterifolia (common name: Star Grass).
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Thanks ^_^
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:59 AM   #5
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I looked krib up and the fish definitely doesn't look very colorful like the ones shown. Would my fish be a female then?
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That fish looks like a pale Melanochromis auratus, an aggressive cichlid from Lake Malawi. The females are yellow.
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The fish will likely color up a bit once it gets comfortable. Most fish are fairly drab until they enter breeding condition.
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That fish looks like a pale Melanochromis auratus, an aggressive cichlid from Lake Malawi. The females are yellow.
This would be my quess as well. Is that a hap moori in the back? comparing the two sizes is not exact in a picture but the sizes of the two would make me think the front one is too large for a krib. I might guess that the fish was purchased out of the "assorted cichlids" tank at a shop. That is where melanachromis are often found. They often make a very nice looking fish when young as they have very bright horizontal stripes in yellow and black. But they also become absolute killers when mature. They are one cichlid, I will never own again.
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