Identifying My Texas Hybrid

  1. Critictwins

    Critictwins New Member Member

    I have been told so many times that my Texas is a flowerhorn hybrid but I truly have no clue of the mixture or the sex. Help!
     

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  2. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    It is definitely a hybrid, probably a reject from an attempt at Red Texas. Unless you can ask the breeder, you will never know the mix of species. The band down the side does not occur in either of the common Herichthys species.

    The lack of black markings in the dorsal and the length of dorsal/anal fins indicates a male.
     
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    Critictwins

    Critictwins New Member Member

    Those shaded vertical bands from the chest back are getting darker now. There are like 4 bands, and they are seen better when you squint. I have seen that side band on juvenile herichthys before, but only on pictures.