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Old 06-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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rubin or red shoulder peacock

I have a sketchy fish dealer, lol I will try to get a good picture. After looking online, I think this fish is actually a rubin, though. He has dark stripes and fancy markings on his tail. The red is this bright orange-red. What do you all think? Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have a few as well. I think mine LFS called them Red Shoulder Peacocks, but they could be wrong.
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I'm still thinking he's a rubin, the pics I've seen of red shoulders don't have these markings I see in the tail and orange top fin
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In all honesty, until they become adults and their colors come all the way out, we may not be able to tell.
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that's true
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #6
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that's true
If it has red and no blue yet it's probably neither lol I know it's not what you wanna hear but the colors usually come in together so he should have blue on the the face if a rubin and blue on the fins and face if a red shoulder, like my rs TJ, your second pic confuses me because he looks entirely orange/red.. So I'm still iffy
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you really are kind of raining on my parade here =) just kidding, not your fault. This fish is smaller, slightly, between 2.5 and 3. I enjoy them either way, he will still be pretty, I think
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you really are kind of raining on my parade here =) just kidding, not your fault. This fish is smaller, slightly, between 2.5 and 3. I enjoy them either way, he will still be pretty, I think
oh definitely either a ruby red, or a red shoulder, hes should be a beautiful fish i love my rs, and rr, if hes 2.5-3" he still needs some time, especially if you have a dominant male in the tank?

i think i read in your other post you had a dominant bullying others, he'll take a bit longer to color up, when i was a noob at this i had all mbuna with a jack dempsey (petco salesman) and my yellow top cobue and kimpuma were super pale all the time, then when i got rid of my JD they jusy popped with color!

so just give him some time its almost impossible to tell right now, i know it sucks but the wait is exciting lol
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it really is, my mom kept mbuna growing up, also had oscars later on, but until I recently decided to have cichlids of my own and started researching I had never heard of peacocks. I'm quite smitten. =) The waiting is the hardest part, but is fun to watch them grow. I have a baby JD, FM, and jewel too, in another tank lol
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I do have a dominant male. I added almost double the fish and it has seemed to help. I can't wait to get a 6 footer, bet everyone's, well most, colors will pop then =)
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