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please help me identify this fish

Postby checkers1126 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:43 pm

trying to figure out what this is before i purchase it
thank you
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby james1983 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:55 pm

Just a red peacock, maybe hormoned. The red is incredibly bright.
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby checkers1126 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:22 pm

will it loose his colors?
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby sir_keith » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:04 pm

checkers1126 wrote:will it loose his colors?


Have you seen this fish in real life? Is it really that colorful, or only in the pic? It does look like all the colors in the pic are pretty bright, so I wonder if a more realistic image would be something like this-
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby checkers1126 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:14 pm

petco selling it
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby checkers1126 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:22 pm

here is another pic
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Re: please help me identify this fish

Postby noki » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:39 pm

It is called a Red Peacock, they are not a natural strain, they have been bred to have more of a reddish color, they are common, they are variable not all are the same. Females naturally have very little color except brown and grey.

Color with male Peacocks is variable, adult dominant males have the most intense color, they are born brown and grey. They often sell younger fish that have been fed hormones that gives them temporary bright male colors so they will sell easy. This fish may have been given hormones, it is common, so the fish could be all brown in a few weeks.
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