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Trying to identify a fish that I bought as juvenile with a bunch of juveniles that now is showing color. I can't tell is this as Ngara Flametail or Flavescent Peacock.

At first I thought it was a Flavescent but am not so sure now. The fish in question was is 3-4 inches.

Thanks in advance.



 

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How much for the fish.
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Sorry I can't offer ID help.
 

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To me it looks blue and yellow in the pics which would not be either of those. What was it sold to you as?
 

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To me it looks blue and yellow in the pics which would not be either of those. What was it sold to you as?
 

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DJRansome said:
To me it looks blue and yellow in the pics which would not be either of those. What was it sold to you as?
A flavescent peacock is blue and yellow based on what I understand. My local LFS guy who has tons of Africans knowledge, as that what he specializes in, does not think it is a falvescent but said a flametail. I don't see it as I agree with you that more blue yellow versus blue orange.

The problem is I got 14 juvies but had several deaths during a bad heat period last summer. I know he is definitely between one of these two as I ordered both and he doesn't really match anything else i order.
 

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It look like a Aulonocara stuartgranti Chiwindi Blue Neon Peacock to me.
 

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It look like a Aulonocara stuartgranti Chiwindi Blue Neon Peacock to me.
Wasn't part of my order. But who knows. I was actually thinking that before looking at possibility of future stocking. Maybe it got mislabeled or the wrong fish sent.
 

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Flavescent is properly called Aulonocara stuartgranti Usisya. It has a lot more black than that fish. Check out the profile pics on CF. I have also kept this fish.

If you are breeding, I would put this one in a separate tank.
 

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So you know he is supposed to be one or the other? He may color up more and look different in a couple months. Ngara can look more yellow-orange in the body before the blue color intensifies. So i would wait and see.
 
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