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help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:41 pm

I bought these are Red Back Scrapers they were fry when I got them and they dont lok like Red Back Scrapers to me now that they have got color. Click on the pic and watch the video

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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:03 am

No, I would say they aren't red back scrapers. Victorians... ugg, there is so much variability in tank raised fish, and there has been a great deal of hybridizing as well. So hard to ID, but I can tell what they aren't.
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby StructureGuy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:44 pm

My best guess is that it's the Victorian that Lawrence Kent brought back from Africa a few years ago.

http://www.african-cichlid.com/Riponianus.htm

It's going by the name Psammochromis riponianus here in the states but not everyone agrees with that ID.

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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:50 pm

nope I have f1 Psammochromis riponianus adults and they dont look like them.
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby samaki » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:17 am

Hi Can yu post others pics of it??, this one is not so clear and it's very difficult to id .
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:22 am

samaki wrote:Hi Can yu post others pics of it??, this one is not so clear and it's very difficult to id .
xris



the 2 pic's are videos click on them and waych the videos
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby samaki » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:57 am

Ok But it's still very hard to say.
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:53 pm

I know thats why I posted it up here. I'm hoping someone knows what it is. The guy I got rthem from got his stock from the C.A.R.E.S auction
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby DJRansome » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 pm

I bet samaki would know, but we need a clearer picture.
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:59 pm

DJRansome wrote:I bet samaki would know, but we need a clearer picture.


did you watch the 2 videos it is clear enough to see the fish in detail
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby samaki » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:17 am

Hi I can't id the fish from the vid, I missed some details.
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:25 pm

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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby samaki » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:14 am

Hi from the body color it could be H.sp"Hippo point salmon" but as the fish seems young, it's not a 100 % sure id
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby vinman63 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:27 am

samaki wrote:Hi from the body color it could be H.sp"Hippo point salmon" but as the fish seems young, it's not a 100 % sure id
xris :)



This in no way is a Hippo point salmon
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Re: help ID this fish for me

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:50 am

vinman63 wrote:I know thats why I posted it up here. I'm hoping someone knows what it is. The guy I got rthem from got his stock from the C.A.R.E.S auction


The guy bought them as Red Back Scrapers at the auction?

Unfortunately for now they are going to remain unidentified, as you've had a couple of the best experts give an attempt, and can't do it. Victorians are difficult because there is some degree of variability, and they tend to hybridize so easily.

Let them grow up, colour up more, and "maybe" you'll get an ID... or maybe you'll have to give up on them.
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