I like all of them purebred or not. I was thinking that is what it was an O.B do females have eggspots on their analfins??seamonkeything said:That fish look like some kind of African peacock chiclid, especially like an OB hybrid. Personally, I love fish hybrids, but if you only like purebred chiclids that's fine for me.
I didnt think females had eggspots, but wasnt for sure. that is cool the way they mate. The fish in pic is still at store, I didnt get it.MacZ said:It is a peacock, but a hybrid. I neither know that colour from peacocks nor the markings like that. Something tells me the fish is not ok, but I can't pinpoint it. Also the picture is not clear enough for more.
yes, thats what I was doing to sex them, thats why I asked that question. Since its not reliable I will have to just guess whether it male /female, lol, don't know how to vent and also cant catch the fish anyway.Demeter said:Just to clarify, there are several species/individuals in which the females also have egg spots on their analfins. Generally the spots on females aren't as plentiful or bright as on mature males but females can definitely have them too. Also, not all males will have egg spots either. Do not rely on the egg spot method for sexing African cichlids, it is better to vent them or simply watch their behavior for a while then guess their genders.
aahhh I seeA201 said:What ever combination of Peacocks came together to make that hybrid, the premature coloration is likely due to artificial hormones.
Yeah, that was the diffuse idea in my head. Made the bell finally ring when I read that.A201 said:What ever combination of Peacocks came together to make that hybrid, the premature coloration is likely due to artificial hormones.
gorgeous!A201 said:The male OB Peacocks do have blue mixed into their color pattern.
This guy looked virtually the same at one inch as he did at six inches.
Never a doubt about gender. I kept the OB for several years. Very territorial.
Rinse it thoroughly before use. Or is the tank set up now? In that case: Let it settle. It will go away.Darla4022 said:I used the top fin white so-called sand, now it continuously has dust particles floating and clouding water, what can I do???? tia
yes I rinsed the heck out of it, it is now setup. i have a new fx6 filter on it and still dust and clouds. seems the catfish stir it up and the dust floats. its been 2 days so far.MacZ said:Rinse it thoroughly before use. Or is the tank set up now? In that case: Let it settle. It will go away.