My New Little Baby!! Carpintis Texas

Discussion in 'Texas Cichlid' started by schmalzy_x0, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    I just got a new Carpintis Texas!! I have been looking forever and finally found one!! It is in a qt tank right now. I added a cave for it so it feels safe. It is sooooo small!! I'm going to have to grow it out for awhile before I can put him/her in with my other big cichlids in my 125 gallon.It is seriously the cutest fish ever though!! I'm so excited to see it grow!! What's a cute name for it?? I'm open to suggestions!!

    P.s. Sorry about the scratches on the tank for the picture.. I just got a cheap little tank for a qt right now. 20190324_210201.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  2. Fishlover245735

    Fishlover245735Valued MemberMember

    Do you know if it’s a male or female? Sorry I don’t know how to sex them myself. Gender would help with the naming:)
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    No idea haha. It is way too tiny. I noticed that sometimes it's head gets really white.. (almost like my female eba in a way) so maybe female but honestly I don't know, that's just a guess haha. So unisex names for now. :).
     
  4. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Fred
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Ohhh Freddy is super cute!
     
  6. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    I name all my fish Fred, it drives my wife crazy and gives me a smile at the same time.
     
  7. Coptapia

    CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    I think that’s cyanoguttatus rather than carpintis.
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Really? Well they sold it to me as a carpintis lol. I'll have to do some research. Either way it will be cool. Thanks!!
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Ok so yeah I definitely think it looks like a cyanoguttatus as well. What's the difference between the two? The cyano gets bigger correct? Also it seems like my Texas's head is a lot whiter than the rest of the body. Is that a female trait or can males get that as well. Thanks!
     
  10. LA58

    LA58Valued MemberMember

    Snowflake. It looks like little flakes of white snow on it.
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Ohhh wow. I love that!!!
     
  12. LA58

    LA58Valued MemberMember

    You are welcome. Enjoy your new baby.
     
  13. Joe L.

    Joe L.New MemberMember

    Marley. That can be a guys or girls name :)
     
  14. Coptapia

    CoptapiaWell Known MemberMember

    It’s far too young to sex yet. Males get longer fins and the typical bigger head. There’s no colour differences that’ll help sex them.
    They’re pretty much the same, both can get to about a foot long, both eat a wide range of foods including plants, both are very aggressive.
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks!
     
  16. SeanyBaggs123

    SeanyBaggs123Well Known MemberMember

    I don't know anything about cichlids, but my male Boesemani Rainbow's heads get super white in the morning after eating. Usually because they are feeling "randy" and start dancing, chasing, and displaying spawning behavior towards the female..
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    Marley is cute!

    Ok :). I know my Electric Blue Acara gets a white head when she is in breeding mode. But every fish is different. It is very small. I will just have to wait and see. I'm happy either way.
     
  18. Thedudeiam94

    Thedudeiam94Well Known MemberMember

    Shimmer or Starbug?
     
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    schmalzy_x0

    schmalzy_x0Valued MemberMember

    I love shimmer!! So cute!
     
  20. Thedudeiam94

    Thedudeiam94Well Known MemberMember

    I was trying to come up with a name that corresponded with the look of the fish and would be unisex! That’s just what I first thought of!
     
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