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  1. Barry Roux

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    Hi Tasa

    I bought this breeding pair from one off our hidden lfs. Originally i thought they were salvinis but now leaning more towards rainbow cichlids. I see they come from different places mexico vs Central America. Please help.
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    @Barry Roux , the picture is not very clear with them in the bag, it can be deceiving

    If you have let them into the tank, dont you please want to post a better picture?

    I can see why you thinking Rainbow but there asre also so many different morphs and hybrids of Salvini that it could also be

    @top dog ??
     
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    Barry Roux

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    Thanks @MariaS i hope these will help they still very shy.
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    Barry Roux

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    Thankyou oi thats great mews
     
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    Must say that with hybrids in the salvini group it's sometimes hard but that's what we think
     
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    If i compre the shape off the face and eye then its definitely rainbow but need to make sure. From behaviour side there is an huge difference. Living with guppies or eating guppies.
     
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    We have had a number of Salvini in the past and we think these are Rainbow

    I have tagged in @top dog , he has quite a lot of experience with American cichlids, Im sure he will chime in soon
    Maybe @SalmonAfrica can chime in here too as he is very knowledgeable

    These are the two members I can think of off top of my head but maybe someone else can chime in..
    @Reedfish...?
     
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    Looks like a rainbow to me as well. Have one male left if you need competition.
    Be prepared, they breed something ridiculous like 500 eggs a month
     
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    I agree.
    Most likely a Rainbow.
     
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    Thank you all for the help.
     
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    Barry Roux

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    A bit of an update .
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    @Barry Roux... Wow... they looking stunning!!

    The colours have really come up amazingly!!
     
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    Looking good. :thumbup:

    And is that some fry I see?
     
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    Barry Roux

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    Atleast im sure they are an pair now :lol:
     
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    Yes i did not expect that but an welcome one.
     
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    Oh... I missed the fry there!!
    I was so amazed by their intense colour that I missed the fry...
    Congratulations!!
     

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