Terrors or acaras

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by MatthewM, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. MatthewM

    MatthewM Valued Member Member

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    Are these green terrors or blue acaras? I can get better photos if needed
     
  2. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Those are Green Terrors, Andinoacara rivulatus. Note the orange band on the edge of the tail. Possible male left, female right.
     
  3. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Terror
     
  4. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Here we go again. ;) Clearly an Acara!!






    Just kidding. 100% GT on this one.
     
  5. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    I think its the face thats the same. To me the dorsal and face are identical.
     
  6. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member


    Oi, stop it. I only scrolled up the top bit at first, lol. :)
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Agreed, GT.... this question I have noticed has come up lately quite a bit.....
     
  8. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Ive been doing some more reading onthe subject. Besides the obvious similarities of faces and fins there seems to be another issue.
    From what ive read the blue acara may not be one fish, but a group of similar species that go by that name. Or here may be natural hybrids in nature. We like to blame humans for hybrids, but the coywolves in my backyard would disagree.
    It reminds me of confusion people have had with eartheaters.
     




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