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Discussion regarding only Central American Cichlid species. (Guapotes, Jack Dempseys, Red Devils, Firemouths, Convicts, Texas Cichlids, etc.)
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Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:39 pm

Saw this nice Texas, does it look like a Cyano or a Carpinte or hybrid? Can anyone tell for sure?
I included a pic of a Green Tex I just got. :)
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Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:59 am

Top one carpintis, bottom one cyano.

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:19 am

Ichthys wrote:Top one carpintis, bottom one cyano.


Hey man you serious? I'll go back and buy it lol.

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:13 am

On a second look, not sure about top one. Bottom ones are defo cyano.

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Ichthys wrote:On a second look, not sure about top one. Bottom ones are defo cyano.


Yes sorry, the top 2 are Carpintis, pictures came on upside down, bottom 3 are Cyanos? Wow, haven't seen them in ages. I will go buy it :)

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:39 pm

It’s all in the spots. They’re tiny on cyano, with no lines on the cheeks.

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:29 am

So here he is got him on Thursday. I can see why people can call them Blue Texas, I see his back tail and fins blueish at times. Still think it's a Cyano for sure? :)

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Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:01 pm

100%

:)

Re: Cyano or Carpinte Texas Cichlid?

Sat May 11, 2019 7:51 pm

It is usually fairly obvious telling the difference. When there is a question, one has to suspect a hybrid.

Spots are somewhat bigger than the Rio Grande spots but not so big as the Rio Panuco spots.
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