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Fryeri hap?

Postby kvbriggs » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:49 pm

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.
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Re: Fryeri hap?

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:06 am

It certainly has some fryeri in it.... whether pure or not, can't tell yet.
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Re: Fryeri hap?

Postby kvbriggs » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:47 pm

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.
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Re: Fryeri hap?

Postby jcover » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:02 pm

doesn't look pure fryeri to me.
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