Can someone identify this fishies?

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  1. Pinoyxprss

    Pinoyxprss Plankton

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    Can someone identify this fishies pls, just boughta tank and this are included.
     

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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef

    The dark one is a plecostomus, will need to see a side view for the other 2. They probably are cichlids.
     
  4. anb

    anb Coral Banded Shrimp

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    +1 definitely plecostomus and I would think cichlids too.
     
  5. ferretfish

    ferretfish Sea Dragon

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    +1
    i agree pleco and cichlids
     
  6. Steve34

    Steve34 Feather Star

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    From the top view that big one looks like a Managuense "Jaguar" Cichlid. If so they are beautiful, very smart fish. I had one for about 12 years.

    Parachromis managuense - Jaguar Cichlid see if that looks like what you have.

    Smaller one may be as well, can't see it well enough.
     
  7. Pinoyxprss

    Pinoyxprss Plankton

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    Ya, that looks like it, I need to rid of him, he's verry territorial, nipping on smaller fish. My lfs won't take him, any other ideas?
     
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  9. Pinoyxprss

    Pinoyxprss Plankton

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    Nother thing, can I mix, cichlids with goldfish?
     
  10. ferretfish

    ferretfish Sea Dragon

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    ive tried that lasted about two days cichlids are mean
     
  11. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    nope, cichlids are tropical and most goldfish are coldwater.
     
  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    To keep them happy and healthy, no. They have very different requirements concerning water temp and pH. Cichlids tend to be aggressive as well, which makes it difficult to find tankmates for them.