Is This A Boesemani?

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  1. Bruce Barrera

    Bruce BarreraValued MemberMember

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    Got me two rainbows from my LFS and was said to be juvenile boases but after a few weeks later this is how one of them looks like. I have two other boases and it does not look anything like them.

    Can you help to identify? 20190415_153938.
     
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    never had rainbows but it looks like this but with a different color
     
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    Not exactly sure what it is, but it's not a Bosemani
     
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    Funny part is, both fell sick today. Maybe a genetic malformation? A hybrid that it wasn't supposed to be?
     
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    I saw that thread, not really sure what it would be. I'll reply over there
     
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    I believe this is a Female boesemani. I have had a few Boesemani that turned out like this when I was expecting half front/back colors instead.
     
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    Females still have both the blue and red/orange halves, one of my females actually has a brighter red back half than the male
     
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    Apparently my LFS is selling other rainbows as Boesemani then
     
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    Looks more like a juvenile M.splendida
     
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    I would agree except for the fins. My juvis have little to no color in their fins. Also the color doesn't carry to the gills. I'm leaning towards a hybrid.
     
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    I would tend to agree with that
     
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    Took a closer look at mine tonight, maybe it is boesemani but the yellow extends further forward than I would have expected[​IMG]
     
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