Cryptoheros sp?

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Cryptoheros sp?

Post by duanestuermer » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:12 am

I received this pair as Cryptoheros septemfasciata
Just wondered what opinions others might think they are ?
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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:30 am

Strange head shape

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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by coelacanth » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:42 am

Almost like a "nic" or a nematopus around the head.

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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by Bas Pels » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:42 pm

I wonder whether the pictures are taken from above - that would make a normal looking fish look like these. From this angle the fishes look rather thin, but good chances they are not

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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by duanestuermer » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:10 pm

They are a mated pair, and I believe the male is showing, pre-spawn dominance.
It has been suggested they are really C myrnae.

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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by Piotr Koba » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:29 am

I would say C. myrnae, too. Nice, but not the youngest fishes.
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Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Post by duanestuermer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:38 pm

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and in another tank a few feet away a pair of Crytoheros sp Honduran red points have been jealously protecting a PVC tube
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