Guess what they are??

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by btate617, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    So I went to a local distributor on friday night to pick up some food. One of my buddy's was there (he builds tanks for the shop) and he had a pair of fish taking up space in a tank at the shop. So he says hey Brian why don't you take those home and give them a shot at spawning them. They have spawned for him before and the tank they were in at the shop they had about 300 free swiming fry so they are for sure a pair.

    So rather than telling what they are, why not make this a guessing game since they are a species that are not often avaliable. By the way I was so excited I forgot to get food.


    Male

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    Female

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    Good luck!

    Once someone guesses it I will add some more pics.


    Brian
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2009
  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Brian. I don't know what they are but they sure are beautiful. Best of luck for a spawn!
    Ken
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks Ken.
     




  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I can't guess the exact species, but I'll see if I'm in the correct "family". South American cichlid, closely related to Jack Dempsey's. Unless they're a new color form of Jack Dempsey's?
     
  5. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Ooooh I know, I know...they're fish! Now where's my prize? ;D
     




  6. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    some type of jag?
     
  7. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    Earth eater mixed with a jack depsey? I saw one that looked somewhat like that at my lfs but I was too distracted by the gouramis they had
     
  8. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    He looks like a Golden JD pair LOL :;dk i agree with BB, in the JD family deffinately :)
     
  9. scatty

    scattyValued MemberMember

    I don't know either but They sure are beautiful. Congratulations, how exciting!
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    No, but they are from Central America like the Jack Dempsey. However not form where most of us think when we say Central America, hint they come from an island in the Caribbean.


    Ken, get her a prize please!


    Nope.


    I don't think a Earth Eater would breed with a Jack so no.


    Nope agaian.


    Thanks Scatty.


    Brian
     
  11. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    :;gift <---prize for Lucy!
    :giggle:
    Ken
     
  12. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Dow cichlid-PARACHROMIS DOVII?
     
  13. Slug

    SlugWell Known MemberMember

    Nandopsis haitiensis - Black Nasty
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    You know when I posted this I was going to say Slug couldn't play....... but I figured it may be a few days before he is on so I should be ok......

    Yep they are Nandopsis Haitiensis.

    I will post some more pics in a few.

    Brian
     
  15. Slug

    SlugWell Known MemberMember

    Heh, i'm sneaky. ;) I like these fish, seeing some at the ACA show a few years back, look impressive as massive adults.
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Haha Yes you are.

    Heres a link for anyone interested.
     

    Brian
     
  17. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    Wow!! Those are some impressive fish!
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks Amanda.
     
  19. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    totally awesome...great find! love the adults !
     
  20. MissMTS

    MissMTSFishlore VIPMember

    Awesome fish Brian! I love black nasties and yours are stunning :)
     




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