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The store said that he is a pearl Honduran red point. Is that correct?


 

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I would say they got it right..... hampalong may know.
 
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I tried looking it up. Had better luck with 'platinum Honduran red point'
I'm not cichlid expert but its probably just the different common names that cause confusion when mutations bring a new fish.
On the other hand I could be totally incorrect and they be different varients altogether since I have no experience with cichlids other than some very short lived GBRs.
 
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DanB80TTS said:
I tried looking it up. Had better luck with 'platinum Honduran red point'
I'm not cichlid expert but its probably just the different common names that cause confusion when mutations bring a new fish.
On the other hand I could be totally incorrect and they be different varients altogether since I have no experience with cichlids other than some very short lived GBRs.
Thanks for finding that! I definitely have better luck when I use platinum instead of pearl! I just needed to try and figure out exactly what this is so I know what I'm working with :) when I got home from the store and searched pearl Honduran red point, I didn't really see any fish that looks like mine.



Right now he is the only fish in my new 55 gallon tank. And I'm trying to figure out how to stock it. The guy at the store said this one was a relatively peaceful cichlid. I found that not to be a true because I put my platinum angel in the tank with him to see how it would go. For hours they were best buddies... They were constantly together swimming side by side even though they had all that space. But when I turn the lights on this morning it was a different story. Once the lights went out my new cichlid clearly became a big bully to the angel. So I immediately took the angel out. His fins were all frayed and his face was a little red.

 
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Either a Platinum HRP or a Platinum Convict...
 
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hampalong said:
Either a Platinum HRP or a Platinum Convict...
I assume it's the Platinum HRP, since that's how the store advertised it. Except they said pearl instead of platinum. Is there any way to know for sure if its an HRP or a convict? And what would the differences be as far as their temperament?

 
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I would go with the assumption it's a convict and not a hrp. Hrp variants aren't to common, whereas convict variants are everywhere.
 
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slayer5590 said:
I would go with the assumption it's a convict and not a hrp. Hrp variants aren't to common, whereas convict variants are everywhere.
But this particular place always has rare fish... So that's not hard to believe that it would be the more uncommon species.

 
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Platinum HRP isn't that uncommon anymore, and there are a lot of fish breeders up Minnesota way that would be likely to have the strain. It is difficult to discern, but Platinum HRP is whiter than Pink Convicts. The fish in question looks HRP to me.
 
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