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Identify this specimen.

Postby Cafsh » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:02 am

Got from the LFS as a red empress. I believe it is a he. Can anyone help verify? First picture will be suspected male third, female?
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Side by side
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Same fish, different light (male?)
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Male?
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Female?
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Re: Identify this specimen.

Postby Cafsh » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:13 am

My 3rd one has turned completely blue a couple times. Looked pretty gnarled unfortunately I don’t have a picture. Thoughts would be cool. They are all from the same brood of red empress.
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All 3 with one I think is a wildcard.
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Re: Identify this specimen.

Postby noki » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:26 am

Might be two males and one female. Males get light shiny blue and have reddish non shiny color in fins first, then the reddish color shows up on the scales.

Are they pure of the locality called Red Empress? Hard to tell. Unfortunately a lot of Red Empress sold are not nearly as nice as the wild fish, which really get red.
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Re: Identify this specimen.

Postby noki » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:58 am

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