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Msobo Magunga vs Labidochromis Caeruleus?

Rift Lake Cichlids from Lake Malawi, Tanganyika, Victoria, etc.

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Post Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:06 am
twinsfan Level 3 Member
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Hi,

I'm new to the cichlid hobby. How do I tell the difference between a female Msobo Magunga and a yellow lab?

Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Admit that being new may sometimes lead to confusion. Take time to view each species and then compare.
These two fish do not look alike. Take a look at this images to see differences.
1. Most obvious is color. One is yellow and other is orange. One has black dorsal fin and other does not.
2. Body shape, specifically head
3. Mouth shape
4. Teeth
5. Behavior is also different
There are many more characters that are different but these are easy to see.

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Like a complete unknown

twinsfan Level 3 Member
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Thanks! From their heads I can now tell that they look very different. At the LFS, I couldn't make out the difference between orange and yellow.

Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Location: apple valley, mn
Check stock at LFS carefully to be sure the fish is what the store claims it is.
Like a complete unknown

Mutch Level 1 Member
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Passionfish wrote:
Admit that being new may sometimes lead to confusion. Take time to view each species and then compare.
These two fish do not look alike. Take a look at this images to see differences.
1. Most obvious is color. One is yellow and other is orange. One has black dorsal fin and other does not.
2. Body shape, specifically head
3. Mouth shape
4. Teeth
5. Behavior is also different
There are many more characters that are different follixin reviews but these are easy to see.

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and
Image

vs

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Thanks Passionfish, they look very similar until you realize they're actually very different!

Relfred Level 1 Member
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Passionfish wrote:
Admit that being new may sometimes lead to confusion. Take time to view each species and then compare.
These two fish do not look alike. Take a look at this images to see differences.
1. Most obvious is color. One is yellow and other is orange. v tight gel review One has black dorsal fin and other does not.
2. Body shape, specifically head
3. Mouth shape
4. Teeth
5. Behavior is also different
There are many more characters that are different but these are easy to see.

Image
and
Image

vs

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OMG in love with yellow color :)


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