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ID help please

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:52 pm
by sonialy
Can anyone help me id these fish please..........

I was told they are Crimson Tide Cichlids but i'm unsure

Re: ID help please

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:02 am
by Philippe Burnel
They look like "Haplochromis" latifasciatus
http://burnel.perso.neuf.fr/Photos/Hapl ... iatus.html

Re: ID help please

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:34 pm
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 :)

Re: ID help please

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:42 pm
by Greg Steeves
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.