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just bought this guy. He’s a peacock but don’t know what kind, can anyone help me out?
 

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Most peacocks are rather hard to tell apart, but that one looks like a juvenile Red Empress. You'd have to wait till it colors up to be sure, but that's my guess. I bought 2 little red empress peacocks a couple months ago and they look just like that.
 
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Demeter said:
Most peacocks are rather hard to tell apart, but that one looks like a juvenile Red Empress. You'd have to wait till it colors up to be sure, but that's my guess. I bought 2 little red empress peacocks a couple months ago and they look just like that.
I just googled it and I think you’re right. Thanks
 

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Red Empress is a Hap, not a Peacock. And that does appear to be what you have there.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Red Empress is a Hap, not a Peacock. And that does appear to be what you have there.
Do you know what it is?
 

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Scientific name is Protomelas taeniolatus. Peacocks are genus Aulonocara.
 
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