To be honest, I've thought the same thing since pics were first posted up of that fish. It doesn't look right. You can also make out some slight red around the "breast" like a lot of flowerhorns have...I dunno, maybe I'm wrong I'd like to see pics of it as it continues to grow.Ramirezi Altispinosis said:country... thats totally a hybrid IMO. Some flowerhorn morph.
that isnt a midas/RD, that is 100% flowerhorn, midas dont have fins like that, the face shape is slightly off, body shape is off, and it has pink behind the gill.countrykat said:Never seen red eyes on a midas/RD. Check this out!!
He has a lot more red now in the body vs what is seen in the picture. The picture a month old.
Do remember, FH is a hybrid of "god knows what elses are in that fish". A fish looks like RD doesn't mean it is RD unless you truly know where the fish comes from...like the fish is F1 RD (Off spring of wild caught labiatus). Yes, food and water plays a good part of what the fish looks like. Genetic plays a huge part too. Many hybrid...especially FH has gone through many generation of geezzz...who knows what sired them. Then how can one be positive of what they have if the fish was from LFS or the sire was from LFS? My point is...don't be so certain if not knowing the lineage of the fish.countrykat said:Well I did see the parents and they were definitely RD. So not sure where the FH would come from. The mouth and body looks completely different than a FH. I have 2 of each and they in no way look anything alike. I think it's just good food and clean water. Besides, I got the from TFG.
Oh, it wasn't meant to insult the fish or anything, but most people like to know what their fish actually are. Obviously you're welcome to call it anything you like, but if someone were to do a search on the forum for an "RD" and came up with your fish, then obviously they wouldn't be looking at an "RD". It may be a little confusing to someone who doesn't know, you know?countrykat said:I here what your saying and understand completely. But, for myself and my kids who love to watch the fish tank, it's a RD. :thumb:
Well, the problem is...your fish is not just an RD with "proper care and good genetics". It's not a pure RD. It's likely a flowerhorn of some kind as already mentioned.countrykat said:I do know what you are saying and I do understand about others wanting to know what one really looks like. I think they would also like to know what one can look like with proper care and good genetics. This is the second RD I have had. The first one was 30+ years ago. It looked almost as good as this one. I think everyone gets too wrapped up in the hybrid issue and just excuses a good looking fish as immediately being a hybrid. Thats not always the case!! I also realize that this thread was hijacked "without purpose" and I do appologize for that ksfishguy.