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What type of cichlid is this?


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It's a female of some sort of Metriaclima. My guess is Metriaclima hajomaylandi.

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Andrew.

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A combination of lack of fin development, lack of intense egg spotting and reasonably drab colour. But please - anyone who doesn't agree or has a different idea, venture forth. :)

Here is a pic I found while surfing - it is a typical female hajomaylandi.

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What size is it, looks 5cm ?, can you check with who you got it from?

Top fins look female Bottom maybe young male?? Does the barring fade? lighter / darker.

Agree,,, http://www.bigskycichlids.com/Met_hajomaylandi.htm Andrew & Chris that i cant think of anyother than a Hajo, not a rusty I think. Or Greshakei?.Lovely fish when larger.

http://www.aquariumlife.net/profiles/afric...buna/100048.asp

Also try putting the fish in the search up top right and you will get some photo's to help you.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=707

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It's a bit more yellow than your average Iodotropheus sprengerae, but you're right, it could very well be one. Some more head shots would be awesome.

I've rethought it and hajos do not have dorsals like that, whereas rusty cichlids do... Interesting...

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looking at it again, it does look alot like an M.aurora - has the right barring and slight yellow head with blue bar between eyes and blue tinge in the body.

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