12-08-2011, 03:41 PM
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They have a breeder that doesn't hybridize; they do however box the generics in one box and doesn't label them, so my LFS relies on the manager of aquatics to ID the fish and when she isn't sure or they are the same price, she lists the breeds on the tank and I didn't ask because he was gorgeous.
He has never colored to blue, he has consistently been black stripes and grey, and he lacks the vividness of the black bar on the frontal bottom "show" fin that the Socolofi has. His eyes are colored differently, and the mouth is angled a little different. He is also only slightly smaller than my dominant male Hongi, and he hasn't bothered the new guy, none of them has. In fact, he's chased the females a little, but only about an inch away from himself. Thing is, I know he isn't a convict or a bumble, so I don't know if he's just coloring down to be submissive, but my Buzz (hongi male) isn't being dominant. Rather the contrary....
Buzz is more interested in the 2 female Hongis (Baby-Girl and Little One) and chasing my SAEs (Mom and Dad lol) away from whatever they are cleaning.
He is a mystery that's for sure. I will attempt to get better photos if no one can ID him (her?) from those.