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what species is this?

Postby sdraiders619 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:58 am

i first thought it was a peacock but im not so sure anymore, it was only 6 bucks at my LFS and in a mixed african cichlid tank
also if you know if its a male or female that would be great
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Postby Kleovoulos » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:40 am

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Postby ILCichlid » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:54 am

OB Zebra. Also there is a forum specifically for identification.
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Postby sdraiders619 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:49 pm

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thanx for ur response fellas! do you know what kind peacock this is?
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Postby Fogelhund » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:31 pm

The "peacock" isn't really a peacock. It is hard to nail down exactly, but might be a Copadichromis borleyi.l
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Postby sdraiders619 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:47 pm

Fogelhund wrote:The "peacock" isn't really a peacock. It is hard to nail down exactly, but might be a Copadichromis borleyi.l


yah man i wasnt too sure either, this one my brother bought without asking any questions, thanx for clarifying it! so do u know what it will look like fully grown or if it looks Like a female or male?
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:52 pm

sdraiders619 wrote:
Fogelhund wrote:The "peacock" isn't really a peacock. It is hard to nail down exactly, but might be a Copadichromis borleyi.l


yah man i wasnt too sure either, this one my brother bought without asking any questions, thanx for clarifying it! so do u know what it will look like fully grown or if it looks Like a female or male?
The borleyi is a male. It will turn blue and orange with some white on the fins. They are very nice.
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Postby sdraiders619 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:30 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
sdraiders619 wrote:
Fogelhund wrote:The "peacock" isn't really a peacock. It is hard to nail down exactly, but might be a Copadichromis borleyi.l


yah man i wasnt too sure either, this one my brother bought without asking any questions, thanx for clarifying it! so do u know what it will look like fully grown or if it looks Like a female or male?
The borleyi is a male. It will turn blue and orange with some white on the fins. They are very nice.


thanx guys im so glad i joined this site, u fellas are great!
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Postby sdraiders619 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:14 am

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I know these are bad pics but you've guys have been so incredible helpful, last one do u know what type of peaock this is? I think its an OB but its not as colorful as the other ones I've seen on the internet so im not sure
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:34 am

Yep...OB...it may color some more as well. I have been looking for a red/purple one in my area and not had great luck.
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Postby sdraiders619 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:57 am

thanx for the response man and yah i was looking for some real nice ones and found them for 25 bux but then i went to another store and found this guy for 7 so i had to take it
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