Lack of colour and a deeper body than most GTs. Not rocket science. These guys have been around for years and crossed for years. I should know I did it 20 years ago.bernie comeau said:Green terror. Why is anyone suggesting an in between GT X blue acara :x :x :x What blue acara traits does this fish have?? You rift lake cichlid people should stick to identifying the rift lake cichlids. OMG, you guys think anything that doesn't look 100% like the few individuals you have happened to have seen, is somehow a hybrid :lol: :lol: from my perspective, absolutely rediculous and pathetic!!!!
1st of all, a GT typically gets much more deep bodied then then a blue acara.24Tropheus said:Lack of colour and a deeper body than most GTs. Not rocket science. These guys have been around for years and crossed for years. I should know I did it 20 years ago.
Andinoacara rivulatus. The color of the fin trim can be white, yellow, orange......it has been shown to be a polymorphic trait, that varies from one individual to another even from the same collection point. According to the Cichlid room companion there are only 2 species of GT: Andinoacara rivulatus and Andinoacara stalsbergi......and the fish in question is obviously not A. stalsbergi as it does not have the reverse scale pattern.24Tropheus said:Guys what species and variant is a GT?
As if the fish is an A. stalsbergi!! It doesn't have the reverse scale pattern, so how can the fish be A. stalsbergi?? One can clearly see from the picture that the fish has the typical scale pattern of your common, everday, green terror.( A. rivulatus)24Tropheus said:Well I guess it could be a young poorly coloured Andinoacara stalsbergi.
Yes, I am aware that a distinction is made by some, between, a 'goldsaum' and a a GT from Rio Esmeraldos. Some still consider the 'gold saum' an undescribed species, or as Alf stalsberg is calling the 'goldsaum', A. aequinoctalis.dwarfpike said:Actually, looks like a young gold saum to me, a currently undescribed species that according to rumors will be named Andinoacara aequinoctalis according to acara guru Alf Stalsberg.
And since A. rivulatus has never been imported (according to the new breakdown of Andinoacara scientific articles), we can rule that species out as well.