View Full Version : My mystery cichlid...again

05-06-2004, 09:25 AM
Alright, I took some new pics of my mystery cichlid this morning. These pics aren't the best in the world, but they are definitely better than the ones I had before. I bought this fish out of a firemouth tank at Petsmart a while back. I have my suspicions, but want to know what the general concensus is. Also, this fish is quite aggressive. Going so far as to chase my convicts, uropthalmus, and salvini...


05-06-2004, 09:32 AM
Is that that same fish you have had for a while Chet? Holy crap it looks like a A. robertsoni.

Cool pic up.

05-06-2004, 11:27 AM
In an attempt to help get a positive I.D., I will describe some of the features that are not so obvious in the picture. This fish has a red tip all along its dorsal fin. It also has a bright patch of orangish coloration under its jaws and gills, much like a firemouth, but not nearly as prounounced and not protruding out from under the jaw as it does on a firemouth. If you need more info, just ask...

05-06-2004, 05:29 PM
looks to me like another cichlasoma hybrid,maybe some kind of meeki subspecies.I'm not definite though sorry.

05-06-2004, 07:19 PM
Looks like a hybrid to me.
Maybe a synspilum with a texas.
Just a guess.

05-07-2004, 12:42 PM
I say it's a firemouth/texas cross. definitely not A. robertsoni (here is a pic of mine)



Rex Karr
05-10-2004, 10:00 AM
I would have to agree with Jason.

05-10-2004, 08:36 PM
Firemouth tex is a definate possibility.