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Old 08-20-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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I work at Petsmart and We Received this fish a few days ago as a "red Texas" and obviously it's not one. Any clue what it is?
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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Amatitlania nigrofasciata, aka a Convict

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Old 08-21-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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Looks to be a nigrofasciata hybrid, probably flowerhorn x convict. Either way that does not appear to be a naturally occurring species (not that a red Texas is either, but I digress)


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Old 08-22-2016, 12:31 PM   #4
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For redundancy, I also thought it was a suspicious looking Convict.

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Old 08-22-2016, 04:49 PM   #5
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Unless it's possibly a young a. Hogaboomorum, although I doubt that being mistakenly sent in place for a red Texas lol


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Old 08-22-2016, 05:16 PM   #6
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Looks like a convict to me

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:38 PM   #7
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Looks like a convict to me

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No way that's a pure convict. Absolutely no way.


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Idk i ordered some convicts for someone and looked likenthose

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Old 08-23-2016, 09:28 AM   #9
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Idk i ordered some convicts for someone and looked likenthose

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I do know that that's not a convict. Convicts don't have a green head. The stripes aren't right, the head shape is off. Not a pure amatitlania nigrofasciata


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I do know that that's not a convict. Convicts don't have a green head. The stripes aren't right, the head shape is off. Not a pure amatitlania nigrofasciata


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Ok if thats not it then, what is it?? Imo convicts at work exactly like that but o well guees not. Wonder what it is then

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It's certainly a hybrid, the shape looks Amphilophus to me.
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Ok if thats not it then, what is it?? Imo convicts at work exactly like that but o well guees not. Wonder what it is then

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I have gotten that it is a convict quite a bit and my manager says it is too but I agree the shape of the head is weird and it is quite large. We normally get convicts that are around 3 inches and this guy is well over 7.


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Ok if thats not it then, what is it?? Imo convicts at work exactly like that but o well guees not. Wonder what it is then

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Just as I said, likely a flowerhorn x convict hybrid, looks suspiciously like a hogaboomorum hybrid. Just as HUKIT stated, looks like an amphilophus hybrid. Just because a fish looks a little bit like a certain species doesn't mean you can ignore the differences. This is why hobbyists get so frustrated over the sale of hybrids. "It looks like this a bit, so let's call it this!".


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