Male Obliquiden(sp?) | by Noel Cook

Male Obliquiden(sp?)

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is he always this dark? I have an obliquidens and he is lighter with vibrant coloring. maybe yours is larger and more dominant? I wish I knew more about this fascinating species
No he's not always this dark. But he's in a tank with some larger more aggresive fish so I think he stays dark to keep them from messing with him. It seems to work for him.
WOW.. you have some amazing looking fish.!!
impressive
He looks more like sp. hap #44(thikskin) instead of zebra obliq
I have to agree with Kye, it looks like a fully charged Hap sp. 44
The zebra obliq is another variaty. This guy is an obliq you just don't see this kind as often as the zebras. It is a hap. just depends on what site/book you look at for the name.
Nice fish! I think he looks like a Haplochromis sp.44 "Red Tail" http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/h_sp44.php
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