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Feeding frenzy (Identifications wanted!)

They recently put halves of kiwi for the fishes, hanging in a thread. Unfortunately, there are many unsigned fishes at the aquarium. In the photo, the only signed one was the orange with dark bars, Distichodus sexfasciatus. The others are unknown for me. Nile River section (but not necessarily Nile species)

Feeding frenzy (Identifications wanted!)
Kakapo, 13 Oct 2016
    • Kakapo
      They recently put halves of kiwi for the fishes, hanging in a thread.
      Unfortunately, there are many unsigned fishes at the aquarium. In the photo, the only signed one was the orange with dark bars, Distichodus sexfasciatus. The others are unknown for me.
      Nile River section (but not necessarily Nile species)
    • gentle lemur
      A puzzle picture :)

      I think that the silvery grey fishes close to the food are Distichodus affinis. The plain blue fish above and to the left looks like a blue dolphin cichlid, Cyrtocara moorii. Below it to the left is a 'red-fin borleyi', Copadichromis borleyi. Both these species are from Lake Malawi.
      I don't recognise the grey striped fish at the top left or the blue striped fish top right, but they are probably also Malawi cichlids (might even be a hybrids).

      Alan
    • Kakapo
      Big thanks!
      Distichodus affinis was signed for this tank, but the photo of the sign looks like so different (with orange fins and more elongated body) that I believed that D. affinis was absent from this tank.
      It is Cyrtocara moorii the same than Tropheus moorii? There is a sign of Tropheus moorii for this tank, but the photo of the sign shows a dark greyish brown cichlid with orange shade in the sides of the body and no sign of blue. And I saw some specimens that look like as in the photo. Sexual dimorphism or just Tropheus and Cyrtocara are not synonyms but different species?
      I had a good photo of Copadichromis borleyi, but very different - bright blue head and border with garnet body.
      Will not be surprising to find hybrids in this aquarium.
      Thanks a lot!
    • gentle lemur
      I don't see any Tropheus in this photo. Copadichromis borleyi like many Malawi cichlids is sexually dimorphic, the one in the photo is a female, only adult males develope the blue colouration.

      Alan
    • Kakapo
      Many thanks!
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