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"Chocolate cichlids" or Cryptoheros septemfasciatus?

anbody seen these in the shop

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:22 PM

has anybody seen fish going by either of these names in the shops.
I recently bought a fish called a "Chocolate cichlid" which turned out to be C.Septemfasciatus....

Now I need to find a female. If you have seen fish called either.... please let me know.
This is the fish...
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:22 PM

i know the lfs here in Taree had some , i need to go back and get a partner for mine... fantastic fish

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

i know the lfs here in Taree had some , i need to go back and get a partber for mine... fantastic fish

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

Now that looks like a chocolate to me...
But it looks nothing like my boy!

C.Septemfasciatus are in the same family as Convicts.
My one is very active. It has set up camp in a pile of rocks and it constantly
faces off with the pair of C. Spirillum.

I'm hoping that the company that sold the septem. to the shop that i bought mine from will have sold some to other shops somwhere and i can track some down and get a girl for mine. Keep your eye out for "strange looking chocolates" ;) :yes:

But you are right they are fantastic fish.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

This is what he looks like...

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here are a couple of photos i found

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

awsome find, hope you can pair him up :)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:30 AM

is that what they call a blue eye cichlid ?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

nah, blue eyed cichlids are c. spirillum

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

Love cryptoheros

That is C septemfasciatus

C sajica
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I bought these as a blue morph of C sajica....but thought they were C spillurus
However I have C spillurus with blue fins....these have red...so maybe another morph
or could be C cutteri???

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C septemfasciatus are available from wholesalers from time to time....GOOD LUCK!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

Ive found a few more pictures of cryptoheros species....
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C. Nanoluteus.
Or these .... C.Panamensis..(red fish below.)....Posted Image
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

When you find some....let me know

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or these C spilurus "yojoa"
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

We can only dream and drool.......

There seems to be a lot of spirullum around lately.
lots of males but fewer females. I have a pair with fry now.

Still you never know. We might see some of these species in the future.

Nice photos BTW.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:49 AM

" Recent workers have proposed the splitting of Cryptoheros spiluruspopulations in more than one species "

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Original description as Heros spilurus:
  • Günther, Albert C. L. G.. 1862. "Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum London. Vol 4; i-xxi + 1-534 (crc00035).
Taxonomic history:

  • Heros spilurus, Günther, 1862, original combination.
  • Astronotus (Astronotus) spilurus, Eigenmann, 1893, new combination.
  • Cichlasoma (Cichlasoma) spilurum, Jordan et al, 1896, new combination.
  • Cichlasoma spilurum, Jordan et al, 1898, new combination.
  • Astronotus spilurus, Eigenmann et al, 1903, new combination.
  • Cichlasoma (Archocentrus) spilurum, Pellegrin, 1904, new combination.
  • Cichlasoma spinosissimum var. immaculata, Pellegrin, 1904, junior synonym.
  • Cichlosoma spilurum, Regan, 1905, name correction (unjustified enmendation).
  • Archocentrus spilurus, Jordan et al, 1930, new combination.
  • Cryptoheros spilurus, Allgayer, 2001, new combination.



Current correct name for "blue eye" cichlid is Cryptoheros spilurus..... ;)

Edited by Rod54, 01 February 2012 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:58 AM

The 2 images you posted from other sites...the top is C septemfasciatus ......
the bottom is C myrne

so....

Your fish is most likely C septemfasciatus (or a hybrid?)
head shape is a bit more pointed than Cryptos I have?

Got any better photos of your fish?

Edited by Rod54, 01 February 2012 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

i've never seen the C.Panamensis before, they're amazing


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