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 Post subject: What species is this?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:50 am 
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I recently picked up a group of fish from a friend that look to be Neochromis Greenwoodi, or Astatotilipia Nubila. I was wondering if I can get some help on the identity? They came from a trusted whole saler, who isn't the best with names. All I know is that the person they came from swore the location was Python Island.


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Do you have a picture of a female?

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I recently picked up a group of fish from a friend that look to be Neochromis Greenwoodi, or Astatotilipia Nubila.


Yup. Neochromis greenwoodi. But there is no way this guy could know they came from Python Island. They were imported in 2007 through Old World Exotic and given the very generic location of Mwanza Gulf. Before that I don't believe they existed in the US hobby.

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i have to say it looks like pundamilia macrocephala to me. those teeth look very familiar. I have not seen the greenwoodi in person so i cant really say. but i have raised a few p macs and it looks pretty close.

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The top picture is the female. I can try to get a few more pictures.


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GVsailor wrote:
The top picture is the female. I can try to get a few more pictures.


If that top pick is a female, then Dre is right and I'm wrong.

The male looks like mine but there is a difference in the amount of red:

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KevinB wrote:
GVsailor wrote:
The top picture is the female. I can try to get a few more pictures.


If that top pick is a female, then Dre is right and I'm wrong.

The male looks like mine but there is a difference in the amount of red:

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Is that pic of a greenwoodi or the p. mac?

The group was in rough shape when I got them. They are showing better color, but they still need some tlc.

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Hi it looks like P.macrocephala to me, the massive head is one of the characteristic of this species.
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P. Macros. They look just like the feisty dudes/dudettes I got from Dre


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That would make sense with the location I was given of Python Island. Thanks for the help! I will post some more pictures once they are in a little better shape. On the bright side both females are lowering their tubes and the male is acting like he wants to breed! :D


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That's good news, keep us posted


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They look rough from each other. The first group I had the males killed all the females. The males are good at hiding in the tank, once i pull a few out more color up.


Glad to see them popping up....

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dre's not kidding pay attention to all of them, reason being, and dre this might shock you a bit, but I've got a lot of males, still think I'm ok, not hijacking the thread, but may have to start shuffling some fish around, as you said, the males are good at hiding, and as you some out more appear. Keep an eye on them sailor.

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