ID help please

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Post by sonialy »

Can anyone help me id these fish please..........

I was told they are Crimson Tide Cichlids but i'm unsure
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They look like "Haplochromis" latifasciatus ... iatus.html
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Post by Victorian_Votarist »

Agreed, these are two females from the Lati's species. I believe they are actually extinct in the wild, but are fairly common in the hobby. I've actually got 5 females, one of which is holding and about to spit in a couple days :)
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Greetings sonialy

These are Astatotilapia latifasciata from the Kyoga Basin. This fish is still common in both Lake Kyoga and some of the Kyoga finger lakes. Its CARES and red list status is reflected in the fragility of the environment and not current population numbers. It's a fantastic aquarium fish showing brilliant coloration. Even the females are not bad looking.
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