can someone help me ID these please.

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  1. Gareth

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    first is this fish it was given to me as a red Zebra but I am not sure if it really is the fish is completely yellow and has a few "egg" spots on its bottem fin
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    and now for the plants...
    1. I think is some type of sword.
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    and I have no idea what type of plant this is... the purple/brown one...
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    it is growing wonderfully in my tank but I would like to know what it is.:bigsmile:
    sorry for the poor quality pics.
    thanks in advance.
     
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    1st one is a sword
    2nd one is Tiger lotus
     
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    Gareth

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    thanks Neilh
    now at least I know what plants I have but I have no idea what the fish is.
     
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    That "sword" type plant is it an Anubia? (trying to learn the different types of plants here) It looks like the one in my tank.
     
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    1. Echinodorus Amazonicus
    2. Nymphaea Lotus
     
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    Thanks but can any one tell me what fish that is or must I try and get a better pic of it?
     
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    Hi Gareth,

    I am a real newby, but i have had 3 of these guys for the past year and they are currently breeding.

    From my research i decided they must be zebra's otherwise called Pseudotropheus Zebra. Allthough they are yellow, they can appear much more red in the wild.

    Not sure if it correct though, so don't take my word for it.
     
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    Thanks Jaco
    I think you are right, they were given to me as zebras so they must be.

    were are you based, because I think I have only got males so I am looking for a few females maybe if your breeding pair succeed then i can bye a few from you.
     
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    Both females were actually pregnant twice before, but i didn't have a seperate tank to move them to and i never saw those babies.

    This time around i stripped the one female, but it appears too soon and the babies have died.

    The second female is in the holding tank now. I am just going to leave her there and see what happens, she is definately holding at least 25 fry but haven't spit them out yet.

    I am based in Cape Town, Century City. Will let you know if they make it and post some pics.
     

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