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Fryeri hap?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:49 pm
by kvbriggs
Hi everybody,
I purchased this fish from my LFS a while back thinking it was a sulfur head peacock. It was ~2 inches long, light blue, and had a yellowish streak from the back of its skull to the base of the dorsal fin. After observing it for a while in with my male peacocks I realized it had a more slender or streamlined profile and I began to think it may be a fryeri hap. I also haven't ruled out that it could be a blue peacock. It certainly looks like a fryeri to me, but with so many species and hybrids out there I accept that I may never know for certain. I will add that most of the colored up varieties in the mixed hap/peacock tank at my LFS appear to be purebred varieties rather than hybrids, but who know what goes on in those mixed tanks. Thanks in advance!

PS. The first picture is of the same fish as in the second two pictures. He colors down within five minutes of the lights turning on almost without fail.

Re: Fryeri hap?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:06 am
by Fogelhund
It certainly has some fryeri in it.... whether pure or not, can't tell yet.

Re: Fryeri hap?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:47 pm
by kvbriggs
Fogelhund wrote:It certainly has some fryeri in it.... whether pure or not, can't tell yet.


Thanks for your input. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see.

Re: Fryeri hap?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:02 pm
by jcover
doesn't look pure fryeri to me.