My final fish.....hopefully

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Well, I just learned I didn’t receive a Cuban cichlid,
Nandopsis Tetracanthus, i received a jaguar cichlid, Parachromis Managuense. Sooo.... still deciding on what to do. Wasn’t planning on buying another big tank, but we’ll see
I was thinking how much the Cuban cichlid juvenile looked like a jag juvie, but that isn't necessarily unusual because a lot of species look similar when they're young. I've never seen a juvenile Cuban so of course I didn't and still don't know, lol.

That sucks , majorly. Now you have to get another 6 footer if you can't rehome it. Are they sending you a Cuban or a refund? I'd be raising cain.

How big is it? Often you can get a pretty good feel of sex on jags by 4" to 6". Females often stop growing around a foot.

As for the Goldie the goldfish, I don't know. I lost track of my buddy in the early 2000s and I know somebody else owns the house now. Knowing him, he very well may have taken his koi and goldfish with him though.

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I was thinking how much the Cuban cichlid juvenile looked like a jag juvie, but that isn't necessarily unusual because a lot of species look similar when they're young. I've never seen a juvenile Cuban so of course I didn't and still don't know, lol.

That sucks , majorly. Now you have to get another 6 footer if you can't rehome it. Are they sending you a Cuban or a refund? I'd be raising cain.

How big is it? Often you can get a pretty good feel of sex on jags by 4" to 6". Females often stop growing around a foot.

As for the Goldie the goldfish, I don't know. I lost track of my buddy in the early 2000s and I know somebody else owns the house now. Knowing him, he very well may have taken his koi and goldfish with him though.

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Lol Sounds like me, I would take my pond fish too, I get attached to my fish
The seller said to send him pics, so if he agrees and sends me a Cuban, I’ll donate this guy to a local rescue that has room for this guy, if not, I might get a bigger tank for him.
Here’s some more pics of mine and a juvie Cuban at Aqua Imports, it’s about 3-3.5”, what do you think jag or Cuban? Male or female? Over on MFK, they’re saying 100% jag
First and last pics are juvie cubans, middle two are what I received.

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There's no doubt in my mind now. 100% jaguar. Like I said, I was struck by the similarity instantly. I didn't bring it up because I'd never seen a juvie Cuban and figured it was just the juvies looking similar. That's not unusual.

I'm leaning female, but I wouldn't bet the house on it yet.

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There's no doubt in my mind now. 100% jaguar. Like I said, I was struck by the similarity instantly. I didn't bring it up because I'd never seen a juvie Cuban and figured it was just the juvies looking similar. That's not unusual.

I'm leaning female, but I wouldn't bet the house on it yet.

WYite
Ok thanks for the info, looks like I’m keeping “her?” Lol I talked to the seller and he thinks it’s too small to tell if I got the wrong fish and said if it turns out to be a jag he’ll send me a Cuban but I’ll be attached to it by then, so it looks like a bigger tank is in my future. Kinda sucks, but I like jags and it’s a legit excuse to buy another tank, hoping it’s a female so I don’t have to buy a 200g though
 

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There's no doubt in my mind now. 100% jaguar. Like I said, I was struck by the similarity instantly. I didn't bring it up because I'd never seen a juvie Cuban and figured it was just the juvies looking similar. That's not unusual.

I'm leaning female, but I wouldn't bet the house on it yet.

WYite
Well my wife nixed my last idea so I’ll be selling the jag and will get a Cuban, but I think i have a better idea what to look for now. That’s what I really wanted and currently have room for, so I’ll post some pics whenever I track one down.
 

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They seem very similar from the googling I did And it seems they can crossbreed
It is not a hybrid. It is 100% jaguar cichlid Parachromis managuense. Even females typically reach 11" to 13", and males often push 16" or more in aquaria. You could make the argument that a female could be kept in a 75 or 90 gallon tank, but the best thing for the fish is a 6 foot tank, which means a 125 gallon should be considered the bare minimum and a 180 gallon or larger to be ideal.

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It is not a hybrid. It is 100% jaguar cichlid Parachromis managuense. Even females typically reach 11" to 13", and males often push 16" or more in aquaria. You could make the argument that a female could be kept in a 75 or 90 gallon tank, but the best thing for the fish is a 6 foot tank, which means a 125 gallon should be considered the bare minimum and a 180 gallon or larger to be ideal.

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