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Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:27 am
by Alden
Hi All,

I have some fish that were sold to me as "Red Devils" but I'm not too sure what they are exactly since trade names often mislabel a.labiatus and a. cintrinellus. Unfortunately, I cannot provide provenance since they were bought at a LFS who got some from a distributor and some as trade ins.

Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:29 am
by Bas Pels
IDing a fish without a photo is impossible

with a pic it will still be hard to distinguisch citrnellus fro labiatum, but without is cannot be done

Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:31 am
by Alden
Sorry trying to add photo the new way still don't got the hang of it.

Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:42 am
by Alden
I think I did it.
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Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 am
by Alden
The orange/gold ones. I speculate are labs. I purchased them separately as group about 5 months ago when they were only 2." They were gold with some motled dark patches

The dark ones. I purchase about a year ago. I'm not too sure about what they are especially the orange one with black all over the top. I purchased them as group of fry at .5" and now they are about 5."
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Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:51 am
by Alden
Bas Pels wrote:IDing a fish without a photo is impossible

with a pic it will still be hard to distinguisch citrnellus fro labiatum, but without is cannot be done
Thanks for your initiative. You have always been so helpful. I had problems uploading on my Mac, but my PC was easy.
:D :D

Re: Please help ID

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:02 am
by Alden
Here are some photos of them when they aren't as stressed.

I believe the prominenty barred one at the bottom of each photo is a female since she has been cleaning and defending the stone she is next too and has done some pre spawning activity with the large orange fish with black on top.
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Re: Please help ID

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:17 pm
by heavyhitter
The yellow ones definitely look more like A. Labaitus to me. There barred ones look more like a A. Citrinellus to me due to the shape. The thing with most LFS you are most likely to get a hybrid mix. Either way those are all fabulous looking fish and I would be proud to own them. Amphilophus all have a special place in my heart especially the cute juvenile ones.