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myster fish - ready to bear?
Old 08-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
 
myster fish - ready to bear?

Does anyone know what this fish is? It is supposed to be a flowerhorn, but is very round.

Is it a live bearer, or an egg layer?

I think it is ready to bear, as the stomach is distended and has turned very red. It has been clearing rocks from the base of a rock and a clear spot in the corner. It has also been swimming on its side and staying in the clearing.

It is in a large aquarium with a red king kong parrot fish. The red parrot fish has helped clear the rocks in the corner.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:48 AM   #2
 
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That looks like a parrot cichlid with the color of a flowerhorn. Never seen them for sale anywhere. Is this your fish?
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:17 AM   #3
 
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It's a short body Flowerhorn. It's a mutation of the regular Flowerhorns. I've seen short body Texas cichlids too. I really don't care for the short body look. Just not my cup of tea.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
 
Thanks for the replies. How long would a flowerhorn or cichlid carry eggs? What surface do they prefer to lay their eggs on?

Could a blood red parrot fish fertilize the eggs? How do you tell male and female parrot fish apart?

This is my fish. I got this fish, a large blood red parrot fish, and a elongated flowerhorn with the tank when I bought it.

The blood parrot and other flowerhorn fought so I sold the flowerhorn. It laid eggs about every 35 days.
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