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What is a blue morph?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:20 pm Post subject: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 I  went  to  my  lfs  the  other  days  and  saw  a  large  number  of  tiny  juvenile  blue  fish  (approx  1  cm  long).  The  blue  in  the  fish  was  fantastic,  not  a  deep  blue  like  in  neons  or  cardinals,  but  a  striking  and  bright  blue.  When  I  wanted  to  take  a  couple  of  them,  the  lfs  owner  told  me  that  they  were  agressive  and  were  called  'blue  morphs'.  I  guess  they  are  some  kind  of  cichlids,  but  have  never  heard  that  name  before.  Can  someone  tell  me  what  they  are?  Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:31 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 those  are  indeed  very  aggressive.....they  are  african  cichlids  and  are  better  to  be  kept  other  african  cichlids  only.......actually  blue  morph  is  not  their  real  name....thtz  the  name  the  lfs  and  the  market  have  given  here....many  types  of  different  cichlids  have  been  classified  under  one  big  group  called  blue  morph  viz  kenyi  cichlids...cobalt  blues  etc
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:43 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 Thanks,  but  what  is  the  fish  called?  Can  you  give  me  a  more  common  name  or  a  scientific  name?  I  want  to  read  up  on  the  fish  and  decide  if  I  really  want  to  keep  them  or  not.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:49 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 many  of  the  called  blue  morphs  i  have  seen  here  are  kenyi  cichlids....not  sure  of  the  scientific  name
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:06 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 [i]Maylandia  lombardoi  ????
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 Maylandia  lombardoi????
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:37 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 Pseududotropheus  lombardoi.(Kennyi,  lake  Malawai)
 The  male  will  become  completely  yellow  upon  maturing  and  the  dominant  one  will  kill  of  most  of  the  other  males  in  the  surrounding.
 Both  males  and  females  are  zebra  blue  when  young.
 Try  to  keep  3-4  females  per  one  male.
 This  is  a  very  aggressive  species.
 And  lotsa  rocky  places  is  always  benificial.
 Aggression  can  also  be  reduced  by  overcorwding  the  tank  with  this  species.
 These  are  mouth  brooders...
 Hope  this  helped.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:25 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 One  LFS  guy  tried  to  introduce  a  Melanochromis  johannii  as  a  blue  morph  to  me.
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 Family:  Cichlidae
 Species:  Pseudotropheus  lombardoi
 Size:  5  in  (13  cm)
 Diet:  Omnivorous
 Temperament:  Aggressive  
 TankConditions:  72-82°F;  pH  7.8-8.5;  dH  10-20
 TankLevels:  All
 Kenyi  Cichlid
 The  Kenyi  Cichlid,  Pseudotropheus  lombardoi,  is  an  aggressive  medium  sized  cichlid  that  originates  from  the  rocky  shores  of  Lake  Malawi  in  Africa.  The  female  is  blue  with  black  bars  and  the  male  turns  to  a  yellow  color  as  it  matures.
 The  Kenyi  Cichlid  is  ideally  kept  in  a  50  gallon  or  larger  aquarium  decorated  with  plenty  of  rocks  and  caves  in  order  to  provide  adequate  hiding  places  for  these  territorial  fish.
 The  male  is  sexually  mature  when  the  full  yellow  color  is  achieved,  and  reproduction  in  this  species  is  considered  easy  compared  to  other  cichlids.  They  are  a  mouth  brooding  species  and  the  fry  are  released  from  the  female's  mouth  in  about  3  weeks  after  fertilization.  Feed  the  fry  baby  brine  shrimp  and  finely  ground  flake  food.
 The  Kenyi  should  be  given  a  diet  containing  mostly  vegetable-based  foods,  supplemented  with  meaty  type  foods.  Feed  with  a  quality  vegetable-based  flake  food,  algae,  and  other  foods  designed  for  African  Cichlids.
 Compatibility:  Other  aggressive  Lake  Malawi  African  Cichlids  and  African  Catfish  of  the  genus  Synodontis
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:21 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 Mbuna,  Lake  Malavi  Cichlid.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:35 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

 Its  a  general  rule  with  lfs  guys,  they  just  term  any  african  cichlid(whether  hap  or  mbuna  or  peacock)  as  a  morph  prefixed  with  the  respective  color.  In  my  experience  these  guys  are  very  aggressive  hold  up  much  larger  territories  then  many  of  mbunas.  I  would  say  better  have  them  in  a  4'+  tank.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:20 pm Post subject: Re: What is a blue morph? Reply with quote

                                                   
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Family:  Cichlidae
 Species:  Pseudotropheus  lombardoi
 Size:  5  in  (13  cm)
 Diet:  Omnivorous
 Temperament:  Aggressive  
 TankConditions:  72-82°F;  pH  7.8-8.5;  dH  10-20
 TankLevels:  All
 Kenyi  Cichlid
 The  Kenyi  Cichlid,  Pseudotropheus  lombardoi,  is  an  aggressive  medium  sized  cichlid  that  originates  from  the  rocky  shores  of  Lake  Malawi  in  Africa.  The  female  is  blue  with  black  bars  and  the  male  turns  to  a  yellow  color  as  it  matures.
 The  Kenyi  Cichlid  is  ideally  kept  in  a  50  gallon  or  larger  aquarium  decorated  with  plenty  of  rocks  and  caves  in  order  to  provide  adequate  hiding  places  for  these  territorial  fish.
 The  male  is  sexually  mature  when  the  full  yellow  color  is  achieved,  and  reproduction  in  this  species  is  considered  easy  compared  to  other  cichlids.  They  are  a  mouth  brooding  species  and  the  fry  are  released  from  the  female's  mouth  in  about  3  weeks  after  fertilization.  Feed  the  fry  baby  brine  shrimp  and  finely  ground  flake  food.
 The  Kenyi  should  be  given  a  diet  containing  mostly  vegetable-based  foods,  supplemented  with  meaty  type  foods.  Feed  with  a  quality  vegetable-based  flake  food,  algae,  and  other  foods  designed  for  African  Cichlids.
 Compatibility:  Other  aggressive  Lake  Malawi  African  Cichlids  and  African  Catfish  of  the  genus  Synodontis                

 
 
 http://www.solodvds.com/malawi.asp?Name=Kenyi+Cichlid&link=African+Cichlids&ID=1
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 They  will  attack  similar  or  smaller  sized  fish  in  the  aquarium  and  will  nip  at  the  fins  &  tails  of  larger  fish.
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