Welcom to fishlores mostpopular game: green terror or blue acara?

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The name says it all!

and no not the firemouth!
 

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No takers?
 
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Guess noone knows, lol
 

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I'm leaning towards Not a Blue Acara, but the pictures are not good enough for an accurate ID.
 
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This should. Have a better pic.id say this one is 3 1/2 "
 

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Not a Blue Acara, probably a GT.
 
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hampalong said:
Not a Blue Acara, probably a GT.
Dang. That's what i was afraid of. Any other opinions?
i wanna be sure before. Make a big accusation here.
it is totally being bossed around by a firemouth of equal size right now.

could you expand on how you're sure, so i can explain and understand
 

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I am about 75% sure that is a GT, does not look like an Acara to me.
 

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Not a Blue, because.... It isn't blue. A blue would be greyish with blue spangles. GTs are more brown. Also the two vertical white stripes being the only/main pattern, doesn't happen with Blue Acaras.

I can't say it's definitely a GT, but being not a blue makes it 90% likely a GT....
 

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What did you buy it as?
 
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Got it as acara, i saw a pic on seriously fish that was listed as blue acara and looks like it, starting to wonder "hybrid"?


im gonna add another pic later, because you're talking about blue spangles and those are definitely there.

one of things that leads me away from terror is the lack of orangytail.
 

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You could still be right, the pics aren't that great (no offence...).
 
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hampalong said:
You could still be right, the pics aren't that great (no offence...).
Click the pic to increase size, the last pic is darn good. I think the light might be yellowing the fish. I'm gonna try try to use a new lighting source with better white light.
 
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If you click this it should enlarge. Lol, lame glass door behind me is letting in light reflections
 

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Sorry I can't click that one, it just keeps taking me to random competitions, and a popup saying my phone is in danger.... no thanks.

Even without clicking, it does look a lot more like a Blue Acara.
 
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Ok weird, not surewhyitstaking you those places.
I think the yelow over head light was tainting the color, i took these with it off. Maybe i need toswitch bulbs.
 
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Ok to keep these 2 with bn plecs, swordtails..?Had originally planned med tetras, but no longer sure of this waith unplanned acara.
 

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Acaras are a lot more peaceful than GTs. It should be fine with tetras. Swordtails would be ok, as long as your water's quite hard...
 
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Pretty darn hard, lol. That was why i was looking at centrals originally.
i was originally going with rainbow cichlids with thfiremouth, but the wife grabbed an acara, so there we go.


i know firemouths and acarras. Are both found in colombia among other places, so i thought columbian tetras? Maybe biotope this thing!
 

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Firemouths are from Mexico Guatemala and Belize.... they're a purely Central American fish.
 
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