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Old 03-30-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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Identify the peacock? Cichlid?

What is this. The guy at the fish store said something about dragon peacock, although a google search brings up a totally different fish. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:14 PM   #2
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Also this one, similar but not the same fish. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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Not sure but I would say it's aulonocara of some sort. How big is he? Might have to wait for him to color up fully to tell. I was thinking maybe a German red but it's hard to tell. Mine doesn't have that much color yet he is just starting to turn.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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They're both about 2 inches, maybe a little less.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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My German red is about the same size it looks pretty similar. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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I think you may be right. Looking at some google pics I found this German red. Very very similar. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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I agree it looks like a german red or a red shoulder peacock.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #8
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I hope mine turns out half as good as the one in that picture. I got him in a 29g grow out tank with a couple other peacocks waiting for them to get bigger and more colorful. I love the peacocks but waiting for them to color up feels like it takes forever I'm too impatient lol.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:46 PM   #9
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I know what you mean. I had some red cap lethrinops that took over a year to show some color, and then they died. I also have a juvi male red top lwanda that won't color even though it's larger than my other peacocks who have.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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Does the time to color have to do with the quality of the strain?
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