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Old 11-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Still not sure on this guy. He's grown some and colouring up nicely. Has a bluish green sheen around the jaw and quite yellow through the back. Any ideas?


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Old 11-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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Anyone? I'm thinking Sunshine peacock but I'd like a second opinion.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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Anyone? I'm thinking Sunshine peacock but I'd like a second opinion.
Not a sunshine peacock.They don't have a lateral line like this fish.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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I would think possibly a red empress or something similar.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Thats a cool looking fish. Where did you get it?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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I would think possibly a red empress or something similar.
Oh that would be very cool! I googled images and it does look a lot like the female or juvie with that lateral line. Thanks Garfy. Hope you're right!
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Thats a cool looking fish. Where did you get it?
Thanks! I got him from my LFS in Brisbane from the assorted peacocks tank. He's one of my favourites personality wise too
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Thanks! I got him from my LFS in Brisbane from the assorted peacocks tank. He's one of my favourites personality wise too
I'd lean towards hybrid seeing it came out of an assorted peacock tank.

You could be lucky, and it turn out to be a true species. The line down the side is a clue that it is likely to be a Protomelas, or have that genus in it. As suggested before could be a red empress, but P. spilonotus also has bars down the side.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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I'd lean towards hybrid seeing it came out of an assorted peacock tank.

You could be lucky, and it turn out to be a true species. The line down the side is a clue that it is likely to be a Protomelas, or have that genus in it. As suggested before could be a red empress, but P. spilonotus also has bars down the side.
Hmmm ok. Well I guess time will tell. I've had this guy about 5 weeks and he's maybe 4cm not including tail so he's still got a lot of growing to do. Thanks!
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