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

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by Plecomaker, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    The name says it all!

    and no not the firemouth!
     

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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

     No takers?
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Guess noone knows, lol
     




  4. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    I'm leaning towards Not a Blue Acara, but the pictures are not good enough for an accurate ID.
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

      This should. Have a better pic.id say this one is 3 1/2 "
     
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  6. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Not a Blue Acara, probably a GT. :)
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Dang. Thats 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
     
  8. T

    The Red Severum Valued Member Member

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

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    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....
     
  10. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    What did you buy it as?
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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 youre 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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  12. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    You could still be right, the pics aren't that great (no offence...). :)
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Click the pic to increase size, the last pic is darn good. I think the light might be yellowing the fish. Im gonna try try to use a new lighting source with better white light.
     
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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

     If you click this it should enlarge. Lol, lame glass door behind me is letting in light reflections
     
  15. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    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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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Ok to keep these 2 with bn plecs, swordtails..?Had originally planned med tetras, but no longer sure of this waith unplanned acara.
     
  18. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    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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    Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    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!
     
  20. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

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




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