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Old 01-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Id help - 2 red zebra or is one johanni?

These were sold to me as female johanni but then I was told they are red zebras. Someone else said 1 might be a female johanni but the other is def red zebra. What do u think?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Look like red zebra's to me.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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I want to say red zebras also but the mouth on the 2nd and 3rd is making me a little hesitant.
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Female Johanni is my guess he to yellow to be a red zebra and he has the mouth of the female Johanni too.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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They lack the usual 'torpedo' shape of m. johanni and instead have the stockier 'build' of zebra's. Additionally, the fins of at least the first fish have a blue hue, characteristic of a male orange/red morph metriaclima estherae.

I'm guessing they're at least partially metriaclima esterae/red zebra.

Does that last fish have red eyes or is that a result from the camera shot?
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my red zebras are very orange this doesnt look like the right coloring
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Some aren't quite as orange as others.Maybe slight hybridisation is involved but some are paler than others.
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They lack the usual 'torpedo' shape of m. johanni and instead have the stockier 'build' of zebra's. Additionally, the fins of at least the first fish have a blue hue, characteristic of a male orange/red morph metriaclima estherae.

I'm guessing they're at least partially metriaclima esterae/red zebra.

Does that last fish have red eyes or is that a result from the camera shot?
The red eye is from the camera. And they are both an light orange, they are definitely orange but a lighter shade.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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Those are not Johanni IMO :/
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #10
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That's what I was afraid of, they don't have the torpedo shape of my male johanni. I think they are either red zebras or red zebra hybrids.

I need to brush up on my ID skills and not take the word of the LFS guys
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