Is This A Green Or Red Texas Cichlid?

Discussion in 'Texas Cichlid' started by AquaticJ, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. AquaticJ

    AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

  2. SwankyThePirate

    SwankyThePirateValued MemberMember

    I think that's a green
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Neither one, though I suppose you might call it a Red, as it is a hybrid of some sort. However, it is not red in color, and therefore would not be a Red Texas. It is definitely not a Green Texas, as that is the pure species Herichthys carpintis, which has very large iridescent spots, not the fine spots seen on this fish. Nor is it the Texas Cichlid, H. cyanoguttatus, as it does not have enough spots on the face. The dark line down the flank is seen mostly on Flowerhorn types. I would consider it a low grade flowerhorn.
  4. 2211Nighthawk

    2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    Really?? Flowerhorn in him?? Wow hybrids are confusing...
  5. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Exactly, hybrids can be very confusing. A good reason to try to avoid them at all costs.
  6. SwankyThePirate

    SwankyThePirateValued MemberMember