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Cuban Cichlid?

Discussion in 'Cichlids - Central and South American' started by nanoinmiami, May 4, 2017.

  1. nanoinmiami

    nanoinmiami Member

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    Dear all,

    These were sold to me as Cuban Cichlids, is this the case?

    I also understand the pictures are not the best and the fish are juvenile, but can they be sexed from these pictures or are the fish too young to be sexed?

    Thank you in advance as always.

     

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  2. Baker

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    Nandopsis tetracanthus, Cuban cichlids, yes they seem to check out

    If I had to guess I'd say you do have a pair. Of course we can't be certain but here's some things to look for as they grow out, you may be able to sex them yourself later.

    The males are usually a bit bigger and more colorful, as is the case with most fish.
    They can also be distinguished by the body shape, you have one with a more rounded head and one with a slightly more narrow head, the torpedo (more narrow) body is likely a female
    It also looks like the male has more deep black along the the dorsal.

    As they color up pay attention to the tones. Males usually have a lot more earthy browns while females stay much more black and white in comparison
     
  3. nanoinmiami

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    Baker,

    I greatly appreciate your invaluable help...awesome, looks like I have a pair!!

    Thanks again,

    nanoinmiami
     

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