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Are all these ocellatus the same fish just different locals??
ALso is Lamp. Speciosus the same as lamp melegris ( pearly Ocellatus)

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The gold ones are a line bred species, The blue ones are found in zambia, and speciosus and meleagris/stappersii are two different species.
 

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All ocellatus types are the same species (at least for now), yes from different locales.

The Gold ones are natural occurring species, not line bred.
 

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Fogelhund said:
All ocellatus types are the same species (at least for now), yes from different locales.

The Gold ones are natural occurring species, not line bred.
since when are meleagris the same species as blue occies?
 

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shellies215 said:
Fogelhund said:
All ocellatus types are the same species (at least for now), yes from different locales.

The Gold ones are natural occurring species, not line bred.
since when are meleagris the same species as blue occies?
Sorry, meant Gold, Blue and Yellow... not meleagris nor specioucus.
 

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OK, I'll buy that. :D I don't remember where, but I read that golds came from a few oddly colored specimens of the regular blue occies, and they were line bred for the hobby. This may not be true, but I can't find any pictures of the golds in the lake.
 

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OK, I'll buy that. :D I don't remember where, but I read that golds came from a few oddly colored specimens of the regular blue occies, and they were line bred for the hobby. This may not be true, but I can't find any pictures of the golds in the lake.
I've seen a ton of golds imported from wild... they are legit. Actually, two types of fish sold as "gold". Haven't seen any of the original golds for some time though.
 

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I am posting to correct myself, after some more research, I have found that golds occur in the wild at Nkamba Bay, Zambia. I read the line breed story on the internet somewhere, just proves there's plenty of bad information out there.
 
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