Guess what they are??

  1. btate617

    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    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
     
  2. Aquarist

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    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 Well Known Member Member

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    Thanks Ken.
     

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    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    some type of jag?
     
  7. Gouramiguy17

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    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
     
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    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

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    He looks like a Golden JD pair LOL :;dk i agree with BB, in the JD family deffinately :)
     
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    I don't know either but They sure are beautiful. Congratulations, how exciting!
     
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    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    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
     

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    :;gift <---prize for Lucy!
    :giggle:
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    Dow cichlid-PARACHROMIS DOVII?
     
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    Nandopsis haitiensis - Black Nasty
     
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    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    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
     
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    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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    Wow!! Those are some impressive fish!
     
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    Thanks Amanda.
     
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    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    totally awesome...great find! love the adults !
     
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    Awesome fish Brian! I love black nasties and yours are stunning :)
     

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