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    What is this fish?

    Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by Jacob._.merc, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:09 PM.

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      Hey guys I just bought what I think is a Malawi eye biter. It was sold under dimidiochromis compressiceps but it looks nothing like how I've seen them or kept them. Could this be a different species or am I mistaken? He is also missing an eye. Kinda ironic haha.

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      Though the coloring is way off it does look kind of like a Dimidiochromis but a strigata,not a compressiceps.
       
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      I didn't think it was. Are these guys any different from the compressiceps?
       
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      Not too much, behaviorwise if I recall correctly. They have a similar look but strigata has more of bulky profile......if my ID is correct.
       
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      O.b. compressicep. Their shape varies, i guess it comes from whatever they get the o.b. gene from.
       
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      So they're, thicker, bigger?
       
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      I thought the O.B.s would be a lot more pricey? And is there any way to tell where your fishes origins lay?
       
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      I don't remember if one species grows larger than the other.It has been quite a few years since I've kept them.
       
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      Do these guys turn blue when older and if so, when?
       
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      Also, since he is missing an eye (looks like he was born with it) will it affect the fish in any way?
       

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