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I'm looking for side by side photos of young trimacs versus young flowerhorns.

Preferably both at around 2 inches in length.

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cheap flowerhorn from Petsmart sold as trimacs at about 3"


real Trimac



at 2" real Trimacs should not show much pink at all in the throat / belly region and hardly any spangles
 

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Ok thank you guys...

I picked one up today that was labeled as a flowerhorn, but at 2" I'm thinking it might be hard to tell.

It does have lots of silver spangles though...

My Q tank is a bit hazy, so, once I get it cleared up I'll snap a photo or two and see if we can determine what it really is.

Not that it really matters - I only paid $3 for him!
 

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High grade flowerhorns will look very very similar to trimacs at young ages, so much so that even guys like Jeff Rapp's have trouble telling them apart FYI.
 
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