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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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That fish looks like a pale Melanochromis auratus, an aggressive cichlid from Lake Malawi. The females are yellow.
 

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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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