What kind of cichlid is this?
I have this cichlid and when I bought it they said it was an african but they didn't give me the spicific type.Click this link to see what it looks like.It looks EXXACTLY like this one. http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&sa=N&rls=com.mic...
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Red Zebra cichlid because it has the gold dots on its fin. Assuming you don't know how to take care of it here's some info:
Comes from Africa therefore needs softer water.
Maximum size 5 inches.
needs at least 50 gallons itself.Source(s): LiveAquaria.com
- Gary CLv 78 years ago
Your picture looks like a male Metriaclima lombardoi, so if yours looks *exactly* the same, that's probably what it is.
In this species, adult males are yellow, and adult females and juvenile or subdominant males are blue with dark vertical stripes. Here's a photo of a pair (yellow male and blue female):
Metriaclima lombardoi is an mbuna (a rock-dwelling cichlid) from Lake Malawi in east Africa. It is sometimes also called Pseudotropheus lombardoi (an older name), and (incorrectly) Psuedotropheus kenyi and Maylandia lombardoi.Source(s): http://fishprofiles.com/profiles/marine/Cichlids/P... http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/m_lombardoi.... http://www.fishlore.com/aquariummagazine/july09/ke...