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 Help with an African Peacock

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Dabula
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PostSubject: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 9:24 am

I am not sure what kind this is, the guy I got it from said it was a Red Empress. But the black stripe they typically have never looked (i got him around 1.5") as clean as other Red Empresses I have seen... He's about 2.75" now...

Any thoughts would be appreciated...

I am guessing it's a hybrid of some kind, maybe Ahli X Empress??

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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 9:34 am

Maybe a Ahli Flametail hybrid?
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 1:17 pm

This is a guessing game!find who bred it if you really want to know.It probably came from asia,theyre producing a lot of hap/peacock hybrids like this,but there are a lot of variantsI kinda like mine-he is stunning,but more aggressive
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 2:31 pm

It's a shame they are doing that.

I agree with Jake. Find out where you got it.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 3:13 pm

Man I feel bad for that ahli since the red in the back and top fin is not there color almost looks like somethings taking over it.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 4:32 pm

looks more like a blue empress to me . ಠ_ಠ jk


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the stripes are prolly more solid due to better "blood line"
idk i never got into these guys...they all look the same to me.....
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 5:18 pm

In pic 2 one of the stripes only goes halfway-a common occurence in hybribs.I'm not sayin you should,but if you were to breed a hybrid,this would be a bad choice,cuz of the stripe.None would come out straight.In a batch of hybrids you might get 1 or 2 that are a correct looking blend,with correct looking stripes.
Due to the slightly more tubular shape-ahli for sure
the anal fin does remind me of a red emp,but who can tell for sure.
I know in asia they're using ahli and firefish,but what else?
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 10:37 pm

Thanks everybody! Yeah, def won't be breeding this little guy... but hey he looks cool enough not to flush to me... I got him outta Houston from some dude, who was from Asia, so I am guessing Jake's right on the money there. I like that Red Cap btw, nice and bright!

You know while I hate seeing hybrids in the market, every once in a while it's interesting to see something new/different. As long as they are the end of the strain.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/12/2011, 11:48 pm

It sure is a beautiful fish whatever it is
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/13/2011, 12:46 am

right on-fo sho you got a unique one off custom lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with an African Peacock   Help with an African Peacock Icon_minitime5/13/2011, 9:25 am

to the source or we will never know. it is certainly a hybrid tho.

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