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shredder wrote at 2012-10-21 15:41:32
Wrong i breed these mate thats a crimson tide female is correct the males will get a orange and blue around there head like a sunrise really and the females stay those colours they are beautiful fish and are actually critically endangered in the wild so keep on to her and find yourself a male and get them breeding try choose from a different store though ! the reason they are becoming extinct is because they breed so easily and due to inbreeding down the line it ruins there genes making them die off the quicker they breed and inbreed the quicker they die good luck ! :)

vincent wrote at 2012-12-08 13:26:19
it is infact a female kenyi i breed and sell to fish stores that you probably got your from i sell to petsmart and a local shop

Sandi wrote at 2014-01-19 20:56:39
You guys are correct. This is a very beautiful female Kenyi cichlid. You should get her a man colored the same, they would make some gorgeous, almost electric blue colored babies.

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Currently I keep a wide range of species and have a lot of experience in; cichlids, platies, goldfish, bettas, dalmatian mollies, fancy guppies, clown loaches, corydoras catfish, and zebra danios, feeding, care, and fishless cycling tanks(I feel it is more humane.) I know some about breeding, as I breed Dalmatian mollies, and fancy guppies. If I donít know the answer I will do my best to get an educated answer for you. I donít know anything about saltwater except its a pain in the rear.


I have experience in setting up fishless tanks, compatible species (community tanks) experience, what to and what not to feed certain species, cleaning the tank, and all around fish care.

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I own and maintain a large number of tanks with many various tropical fish species. During my fish keeping past I have learned a lot of the myths and truths about tropical fish care. Currently I keep a wide range of species, as well as taken numerous classes on fish keeping.

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