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Please help me identify him so I can get a female

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I would like to buy a female to go with my (assumed) male. I have a 5 foot tank, with this fella (about 25cms) who I would love your help identifying properly, and a convict. I have been trying to work out if he is a green terror or a silver saum or otherwise.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Why do you want to get him a female? There is a misconception that American cichlids pair for life when in fact a male will spawn with any receptive female (regardless of species) and will intimidate otherwise. This creates a huge stress for non receptive females, especially if they are alone. And .... if they do breed then what... ? Do you have the extra tanks and facilities for grow out? Do you know how you will get rid of the babies? Do you know how to cull for quality? Some cichlids including this one can have a thousand babies every 4-6 weeks.

Just some things to consider before you throw a female in.

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