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W. African Cichlid ID Help

Jeep318

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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

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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.
 

viejo

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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.
 

Jeep318

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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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