South American Cichlids • Pic of my Wild Red Head Severum's.

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Pic of my Wild Red Head Severum's.

Postby NW Lover » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:50 pm

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I bought them from the Cichlid Exchange. She follows him around like a stalker.
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Postby Bamboo » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:32 pm

same thing as a Rotkiel ?
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:14 pm

Bamboo wrote:same thing as a Rotkiel ?


Yes, "Rotkiel" translated is "red head".

I'm curious as to the type location of the fish?
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:21 pm

They like more like sp. Rotkiel (red shoulder) than redheads (Rio Tapajos green sev's).
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Postby DDRE00 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:59 pm

Any pictures around for the Green Sev from Rio Tapajos?
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:18 pm

Could only find a tiny pic of them.

http://www.amazon-exotic-import.de/Gallerie/Cichliden/Miniaturen/Heros%20sp.%20Tapajos.jpg

I think they should of got the common name 'rednose' or 'rudolph' sev to avoid confusion ... but confusion is what common names are for!
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:21 pm

My red shoulders look nothing like the op's fish, but my red heads look exactly the same...
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Postby dwarfpike » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:01 pm

TheFishGuy wrote:My red shoulders look nothing like the op's fish, but my red heads look exactly the same...


See? This is why common names suck. I have no clue what a red shoulder would even look like if it's not a Rotkeil.
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Postby peathenster » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:22 pm

"Rotkeil" actually means "red wedge" in German. It's the shape of the red area.

Rot = red
keil = wedge
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Postby DDRE00 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:27 am

A typical picture of a rotkeil:
http://wwmiv.blogspot.com/2009/03/heros-heroes.html

nothing like the redhead picture that dwarfpike linked to.

If your fish looks like the picture above then it is a rotkeil if it looks like dwarfpike's link then I guess it is a redhead.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:34 am

DDRE00 wrote:If your fish looks like the picture above then it is a rotkeil if it looks like dwarfpike's link then I guess it is a redhead.


Rotkeil and redhead are the same thing.

Red Shoulders are different.
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Postby djm761 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:00 am

They have several Rotkeils at one of the LFS, the price 30.00 dollars per fish, that seems a bit high to me, or do you think I should purchase one at this price.
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Postby Bamboo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:35 am

djim , How big are the $30 Rotkeils ? 8 inch Rotkeils are about $40 and the babies ( 2 inches ) are about $7 here at the local fishstores ... I hear they are ( like Chocalate Cichlids ) are extremely slow growing , so maybe $40 for a 8 inch fish is a good deal ?
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Postby BillD » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:02 pm

TheFishGuy wrote:
DDRE00 wrote:If your fish looks like the picture above then it is a rotkeil if it looks like dwarfpike's link then I guess it is a redhead.


Rotkeil and redhead are the same thing.

Red Shoulders are different.


Rotkeils don't have red heads, so I guess calling them read heads would be a serious misnomer. Rotkiels do have red shoulders.
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Postby peathenster » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:00 pm

TheFishGuy wrote:Rotkeil and redhead are the same thing.

Red Shoulders are different.


Can you post a pic with a wedge-shaped red patch on the head? Or a pic of what you think is a "red shoulder"?
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