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Old 07-11-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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I was at a fish farm not too long ago, and the owner gave me this fish for free. He never told me what it was, and he was so chatty that I never got around to asking him lol.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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It looks like a venustus crossed with a peacock. That might be why it was a freebie. Nice looking fish though.
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Looks like a hybrid to me and it's got a little Aulonocara baenschi mixed in.
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Thanks! Oh and I think that the owner's just a really generous guy, to the point that I almost wonder how he makes any money, because on another trip he gave me this adult Borleyi for free =D

Btw that picture of him was taken in my quarantine.
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It does look like some kind of Aulocanara hybrid. I don't see where it looks at all like a Venustus other than a blue head. I would guess it's a Red Shoulder hybrid. It's beautiful though.
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The blotching on the body has melded into peacock stripes.... and the body colour is venustus... That's what I think anyway.

But the kadando red is a stunner. He was probably fiddling around with the breeding males, too many males are just mouths to feed if they are not being used to breed.
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Yea, I could see where you're coming from with that, but I don't think there's any easy way to ever figure it out. Either way, I couldn't be happier with the fish (both of them), and Aulonocara Hybrid is a perfectly sufficient answer for me. Thank you everyone!
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this is a case were i like the hybrids stunning fish truly.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #9
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Alright guys, got another fish that you could hopefully ID for me. I picked him up off a seller on craigslist. He told me it was some kind of peacock but he wasn't sure which one.

Anyone have any idea?
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I dont know but another nice looking fish!
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