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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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what is this fish?????

I saw this fish on the cover of a fresh water atlas, and i wonder what its is its BEAUTIFUL.
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-21-2009, 09:07 PM
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I think its an adult male green terror, aequidens rivulatus. Actually the aequidens part is probably no longer correct, I've given up trying to keep up with american cichlid genus names.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-21-2009, 09:08 PM
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its a green terror
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-21-2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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well i wanted a tank of oscars but now i think i want some of these :)
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 12:05 AM
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 09:16 AM
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+one for flowerhorn.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 09:41 AM
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vote flowerhorn


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post #8 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 12:51 PM
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Not Flowerhorn. It's a GT.

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-22-2009, 01:03 PM
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though it does have very similar Markings of a green terror. its head Makes it lean Farther towards a FlowerHorn. I also its Fins are those of a Flowerhorn.

Its a Hybrid. LOLOLOLL

but all seriousness. its a green terror. They Grow a 'nuchal' hump on its head.

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post #10 of 13 Old 02-08-2009, 11:22 AM
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Gold Saum

This is a Gold Saum, a fish bred in captivity that very closely resembles a true Green Terror. True Green Terrors are difficult to find in in captivity anymore, as they are becoming somewhat scarce in the wild as well.
I own one of these fish and had a breeding pair not long ago, before I lost the female to a disease. See attached picture for proof. Although my picture is of a juvenile male . The linked picture is an adult male. Mature dominant males of this breed can develop the huge "nuchal hump", as it is known in the cichlid world.
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