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Hi All,

The first two are from my Argentea and Midas the first day I brought them home - and the rest are from last night. They were both in my 150 gallon together, but now my Argentea, Bifasciatus, Melanurus, and small Red Texas (not mine but my friend still hasn't cleared room for it) have the 150 gallon along with 2 clown loaches and 3 silver dollars.

Argentea:







Midas - "Stealth" (I'm sure he's a mix but his snout is a "C" shape so I'll call him a Midas):





These are all from last night, 3 weeks later:

Argentea:





Bifas:





Interesting shot...



With my Melanurus (He's real hard to shoot so this is my only pic of him so far that came out decent:



And Here's Stealth (now alone in a 90 gallon):







Comments welcome as always - Thanks for looking!
 

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nice pictures and very nice selection of fish. I really like the piebald Midas.
 

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Really excellent shots. I love them all.
You've got some stunners there, I'm sure you know. The argentea's amazing and Stealth is really hot too.
Interestingly enough though I think Stealth looks more FH that RD/Midas. Very nice color on him, can't wait to see how he looks when he's done fading.

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straitjacketstar said:
Interestingly enough though I think Stealth looks more FH that RD/Midas.

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That was my exact first thought when I saw that secomd set of pics. That pattern is very FH. He's hot as **** though, seriously. They're all nice, but Stealth is my fav.
 

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straitjacketstar or Sinisterkisses can you please explain what makes you think stealth is a flowerhorn. I don't see anything in that fish besides Midas or RD or maybe a cross of the 2 but that still doesn't make a flowerhorn.
 

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His markings. That pattern, as a said before, is very Flowerhorn. Almost Red Tex looking. Tedium, if you don't want him, feel free to send him over to me ;)
 

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are you talking about the piebald markings or the pattern in his fins?
 

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There are piebald midas and RD's, so no, that's not what I'm referring to. I'm referring to the pattern that covers his fins and is starting to cover his body.
 

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I guess time will tell since all piebald fish go through various changes until they reach full size. Nice looking fish none the less.
 

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black random blotches on a midas is usually called a piebald midas
 

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loving them! :drooling:

i've kept clowns for years... beautiful buggers when they fatten up!! they're like wet puppies, sleeping on their sides and backs...mine used to eat out of my hand!!

WONDERFUL pictures... :thumb:
 

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feed blood worms and a varied diet and they fatten up quick...just be careful they are very fragile...mine all died...along with an entire tank...no one knows what happened exactly... but one fish did have TB so we're thinking all of them caught it... my clowns were 6" by the end of a year and a half and one went to 8" by two years.... i bought them when they were already 2"... but they aren't as colorful when they get bigger, and they do mutate and come in varieties other than three stripes...some have two, four, spots...just lots of fun...pretty much a wet puppy... the one that survived still eats out of my hand! great fish.

any questions ever about them ask....the more you have the more active...school of 3 is minimal...mine were the stars of the tank... i had 7.
 

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they slow down massively after about 6" and take years to get to 10", but they're so cute when they do... they'll love to hide, the more, the less they hide, also if there are dither fish they'll come out more... still will look for food...and will begin getting more comical mine slept on their sides stacked up or they'd try to all fit in one small cave and you'd see tails sticking out!
 
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