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post #11 of 16 Old 03-26-2007, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Then I shall show you a blue acara juvie that looks like a GT juvie



I never said they looked identical, but they do look very similar. At a size of 3" or under, a lot of people can't tell a blue acara from a GT.

And Green Terrors like these guys are actually "false green terrors", which are 'Aequidens' sp. "Goldsaum". There is another false terror called a white or silversaum, and another false terror that is a 'Aequidens' rivulatus.

Cichlasoma octofasciatum as Blue mentioned is actually a completely different species - the very common Jack Dempsey cichlid, which is indeed a central american fish. GT's are south american.

Hope that helps a little ;)
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-26-2007, 08:19 PM
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Nice one.

That site showed by Julie shouldn't have pass on a picture of a juvie however as it can be quite misleading. Sooner or later, people will insist that it is just a green terror. Honestly, adult pics would be better.

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Cichlasoma octofasciatum as Blue mentioned is actually a completely different species - the very common Jack Dempsey cichlid, which is indeed a central american fish. GT's are south american.
I must be mistaken with my sources. I just remembered quite well about the scientific names but it's too late to edit. Thanks for the correction.:)

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post #13 of 16 Old 03-26-2007, 08:21 PM
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i see now from these 2 pictures that they have different face shapes, and a different "pattern" on their bodies. it was mainly the colour, and especially the red/orange bit on the fin that confused me i think which is really similar on both. ill know for the future though.
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-26-2007, 08:23 PM
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Oh no! I must have been fatigued. I copied a scientific name of the wrong fish. It was indeed a Jack Dempsey, SinisterKisses. Thanks again.:)

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post #15 of 16 Old 03-26-2007, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lol there's far too many cichlids in this world to remember each one by scientific name at any given moment ;)

Anyway, the new couple seem to have settled in to their new home very well. The male has stopped flaring at his reflection and is exploring his new territory with his wife :) Which means I managed to get a couple half-decent pictures.

The male:



And his wifey:


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post #16 of 16 Old 03-27-2007, 03:16 AM
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Lovely fish Sinister, I love the GT's. I got quite emotional when mine passed away. I keep meaning to get a replacement, But don't want to rock the boat as the tanks quite stable at the moment.
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