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Thread: Anyone heard of Albino redhead macrophthalmus?

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    Default Anyone heard of Albino redhead macrophthalmus?

    So I was out with the girlfriend today before work and we had some time so I had her come with me to a petsmart that was nearby which I'm happy I did because it was actually the best selection of cichlids i've seen at a petsmart or any commercial pet store.

    In one of the tanks though they had a tag and fish of a species called Albino redhead macrophthalmus which looked very similiar to some albinos that I bought from a different Petsmart's assorted African tank a little bit ago. I've been thinking they were Albino Red Zebras but now it has me wondering if it could be these guys. I figure if they offer the fish sold seperately then there is a chance its in the assorted shipments? So now that I am at work, I decided to look up the name and find like nothing on it and no pictures of the species. Anyone know much about it or if it could have a different name?

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    Likely the Tropheops species.
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    Hmm, you are pretty damn good with that answer I think. Thanks.

    Tropheops Sp. "Red Cheek"

    Macrophthalmus Red Cheek

    A mbuna tropheop...interesting.

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    Had some years ago. I'd label them high on the conspecific aggressive level. The two males I had chased each other and the two females did the same (males have the red head markings, females don't).

    And yes, they are in the Tropheops genus.
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    Hmm ok...
    Last edited by Convict84; 10-20-2011 at 11:25 PM.

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