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kewlkatdady
06-06-2008, 08:54 PM
why they call it a jewel cichlid?
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/kewlkatdady/potm%20contest/for%20andrew/jewel.jpg

budwick weiser
06-06-2008, 09:52 PM
hmmmm

supersmirky
06-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Lol...you got some pretty fish there

EAST_TX_RN
06-07-2008, 12:46 AM
I think because they are as pretty as a jewel! My male has really popped with color since I got him home and put him on NLS and Dainichi.

lellison
06-07-2008, 01:10 AM
nice fish. I have always admired their color

sap
06-07-2008, 03:28 AM
"Jewel refers to the little iridescent sparklies (the maculatus or “spot” in their scientific name) that cover their bodies -- not their colors, and certainly not their personalities"

kewlkatdady
06-07-2008, 10:22 AM
yeah thats kinda what i was refering too... the speckling...

This picture shows the speckling like no other pic I've ever taken before, although the brillance of the red is not really showing.

Thanks for all the kind words...

EAST_TX_RN
06-08-2008, 08:03 AM
Mine sparkle like a red diamond and so far, I haven't had any aggression issues with them. That may change if they ever pair up!

Lillysdaddy2
06-22-2008, 06:22 PM
WOW that is unique