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TROPHEOPS SP. OB RED CHEEK

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Post Mon May 08, 2017 4:07 pm
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NEW PICK UP. Tropheops Sp. " OB Red Cheek "
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Post Mon May 08, 2017 4:57 pm
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I believe you are correct in placing this fish in hybrid group. I have not heard of OB forms for Tropheops sp. red cheek. Hope they are develop into a pleasing colored mbuna.

Here is wild type:
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:47 pm
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Looks like this is not a hybrid
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:39 pm
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The image is of Tropheops tropheops not Tropheops sp. red cheek. No doubt Konings took the image of OB in the lake.
I will say that just because no one has taken the image or reported Tropheops sp. red cheek, OB does not mean it cannot occur. If one species of Tropheops occasionally throws an OB offspring, then other Tropheops species may also.

Captive bred fish could be line bred by crossing OB fry back to parents in hopes of obtaining all OB. That would not be a hybrid but tank strain or line bred. However, if someone took Tropheops sp. red cheek and mated it to Tropheops tropheops, OB, all offspring would be hybrids OB or not.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:06 pm
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I'm not convinced that's an OB variant of Red Cheek. The females can have a bit of a blotchy pattern. That could very well just be a female (or juvie male).

Do you have a more current photo?

Post Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:55 am
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Here is a couple. Had to take from a distance. It was sold as Red Cheeck OB when i purhchased
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Post Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:33 am
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Well, that's definitely an OB. :D

Whether that exists in the lake is another question. Some tropheops locations definitely do have OB, so it seems like a possibility. Bob knows more than I do, however.

Post Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:44 am
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I did purchase from a farm in Florida.
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:08 pm
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Tempted to call the fish farm and ask about Providence for this OB morph.
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:44 pm
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tampa bay cichlids
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:53 pm
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GIUSEPPEWATS9 wrote:
tampa bay cichlids


Checked website. About half the names are old names from at least 10 years ago or longer. This half have all undergone revision and fish have newer names. That in itself is not wrong but simply confusing.

My search of publications both written and images failed to turn up Tropheops sp. red cheek throwing OB morphs. As previously stated other Tropheops species do throw OB morphs occasionally. Thus perhaps the fish farm noted their breeding group threw an OB and they line bred the OB to offer that fish.
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