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i saw a 10-12 inch benga peacock today and it was PURE :eek: t was beautiful is this like really unusual for a peacock. It was a monster. :D

it was $80 but i dont have the money and its located on the other side of the city so i dont think ill be able to purchase it unfortunately. :x

just wondering how unussual it is for a benga to grow this big :thumb:
 

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10-12inches :eek:
are you positive it was an aulonocara>???
i think it might have been miss-labelled,
coz the biggest peacocks *** seen or read about is like 6inches maxxx!
 

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he was atleast 10 at the minimum. i thought i had a big benga but this guy was double him and then some. it was definantly an aulonocara. he was HUGE i loved him. he was identical to mine just bigger. :lol:

thanks for reply any other thoughts has anyone seen a fish this big. :fish:
 

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I've seen overfed fish that are abnormally large but a 12 inch Aulonocara, particularly a variety as small as an Aulonocara baenschi, is hard to believe. I would have to see a picture of the fish with something else to relate the size to.

If this fish is an Aulonocara, I wouldn't pay a penny for it, as it's likely been given growth hormones or been horribly overfed. Either scenario means a very unhealthy fish with a short lifespan.
 

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How are you measuring?

I don't use the tail in measurments. Mine is the biggest I've ever seen at 7".. that doesn't include the tail. I have a Venustus people swear is 10"+ but he's 8".

I'm not trying to doubt you, but either he's mixed with something else, or he's very very old.
Honestly, I concider the one I have to be very old.

Even if he's 8", I'd hesitate to buy him as he may only have a year or 2 left before he starts to fade due to age.

I also want to note, don't go by what the retailers say the size is as an estimate. I once traded in a 3" tropheus to a local shop. On the phone, he wasn't too excited, but when the manager saw it, he said the suppliers would have considered that fish a 4.5-5" fish. I don't know how the wholesalers get these numbers.
 

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thanks guys i thought would have had something done to it.(Hormones etc.) but it was a beautiful fish. :drooling:

thanks for replies and no im not gonna go for another 2 hour drive to pick up the fish due to you reasons and me not being to keen on driving that far also. :thumb:
 

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Sorry if I, or others popped your bubble.. sounds like an awesome fish and I wish I could see him. I'm sure he was breathtaking.

Most of the smaller haps/peacocks listed in the profiles of this site get much lager than the advertised sizes. I I have 6" fish that the profiles tell me won't get more than 4"... and they're still growing, but they only grow so much. 10" could be accounted for in total lenth.
I believe the benga is listed at 5" in the profiles but mine is just shy of 7".. and is probably 8.5-9" in total length.
 

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no harm done. :D
i was just wanting to know if anyone else had seen a fish this ignorant of the human sizes estimates :wink:
i wish i could afford him and the fuel to drive 4 hours to purchase him fuel has sky rocketed over here and is quiet pricey. :eek:

thanks fish dude also for helping me in a previous post my all male peacock/ hap tank is underway. just need more fish now. :thumb:

i will be putting it in the my tanks section soon. :fish:
 
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