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Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Slojo, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Slojo

    Slojo

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    :withstupid:please help me out here.

    I have about 30 malawi's in my tank.I do not know how to sex them.Is there anyone in my area that can come out to my home and tell me who is who and what fish must go and what to buy.
     
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  3. solex69

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    I'd suggest you rather take some pics and post it on here for assistance. Guys like Rowland and Sarf are big into Malawis and will give you sound advice

    Cheers
    Dale
     
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    Slojo

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    Will do.

    How do you let them keep stil?

    SIT?
     
  5. solex69

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    LOL....you go and figure that one out dude :)
     
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    Slojo I have found that if you take them out of the tank and into the freezer for a few days, they stay very still :)

    Try a faster shutter speed on the camera
     
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    Zafgak – your advice sure make taking photos much easier, but due to the colors of the fish fading, it makes identification a little difficult. :wondering:
     
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    Bloody hell, seems almost identical to my lot.

    Must have come from the same place :)
     
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    no1 is labidochromis careleus aka electric yellow.
    no 2 is dimidiochromis compressicep...a piscivore...so watch any small fish you add..this guy will be having them for supper
    no 3 is not a malawi cichlid...its a cichlid from lake victoria..part of the rift lake region...so generally fine with your malawis...looks like hap 'flameback' with subdued colouring...if it colours up,,it is one awesome looking fish
    no 4 and 5 are victorian cichlids too..looks like either hap obliquidens or hap latifasciatus...try taking pics without the blue light on or add a nice white light to your tank..blue lights alone washe out colours on certain fish.
    no 6 ..sciaenochromis fryeri ice berg
    ...gtg so will id the others later...hope that helps
     

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