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What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:21 am
by Dawid Hybsz
I have this fishs, but I dont know, what it is?

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Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:21 am
by Dawid Hybsz
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Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:31 am
by Bas Pels
@ pic 1 - I don't know. Perhaps Amphilophus, as I think I would recognize most other genera from CA. However, the head part is quite big for Amphilophus, so if they are not behind in growing (due to insufficient nutrition) I doubt they are Amphiloiphus indeed

The alternetive being a hybrid between Parachromis (predatory fish with big heads, most likely P managuensis) and anothe species, such as an Amphilophus

@ pic 2 - apart from the meeki I would assume you did not inquire after, the fish is a Vieja heterospilum. Het high body, the dotted pattern - only 1 species fits - and it fits perfectly

Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:29 am
by Adrian Indermaur
Hy,

I agree with Bas. Although I do not think the first one is a hybrid. Despite the large looking head and eyes to me it looks a lot like a typical Amphilophus. Judging from color I would say A. amarillo or A. hogabomorum.

Vieja heterospilum seems right.

Greets

Adrian

Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:30 pm
by Bas Pels
I hope you are right.

Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:35 pm
by Dawid Hybsz
Thanks for your answers! :)

So... I thought that on first photo is Amphilophus. But that Amphilophus? Possible answers: Amphiliphus citrinnellus wild-colour or other Amphilophus (yes, amarillo or A. hogabomorum it possible!). In polish fish forum, some people think that this is C. uropthalmus, but in my opinion this is not uropthalmus.

The second fish... I thought that this is Vieja heterospilum or very young Vieja maculicauda? It is possible is this maculicauda? Or definitely heterospila?

Re: What is it?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:24 pm
by smitty
Are you thinking Hog or Amarillo due to the orange color in the nape area.

Re: What is it?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:33 am
by Bas Pels
Dawid Hybsz wrote:The second fish... I thought that this is Vieja heterospilum or very young Vieja maculicauda? It is possible is this maculicauda? Or definitely heterospila?
V maculicauda has less spots, and grouped in the middle

I'm quite certain it is heterospilum

Re: What is it?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:56 pm
by duanestuermer
Here is an Amarillo I had a few years back for comparison.
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it was approx 4"-5" at the time of the photo.
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