Need Help ID-ing These Fish

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Need Help ID-ing These Fish

Postby notho2000 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:37 pm

I have three fish that I'm trying to identify. They were small(1-3") when I got them and was told that they were A. nourissati. It's pretty apparent that they are not that species, the large male looking more like a Paratheraps or Vieja (zonatus or guttulatus?). The large male(10") has a turquoise sheen and a bold horizontal black bar, and is deep bodied. The female (9") is more elongate and to me looks almost like a Parachromis. She has minimal turquoise spangling on the edges of the bar - nowhere else. No black speckles on the body at all The young male (?) is about 7" and shows little if any color other than a gold-beige base. Also no speckles or spangling. All have a faint orange-red edging on the vertical fins. I've included 4 pics, one of each fish and also a head shot of the younger male. Does anyone have any ideas on what species I might have here?
-Jim
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Re: Need Help ID-ing These Fish

Postby notho2000 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:59 pm

This is the same thread that's already been posted and responded to.. There was a delay in getting it OK'd from the Administrator so I submitted it again.
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