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My work received a new shipment of fish that included some ((absolutely beautiful)) "assorted" peacocks, and some livingstonii with red dots/splotches on their fins? Like, actual markings and patterns.

My livingstonii doesnt have any red on her fins like that, and I was wondering if this was normal, or am I perhaps looking at something else. I dont have any pics, but they look exactly like a liv. just with the red.

Just satisfying my curiosity ;D
 

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Joea said:
N. livingstonii can have red in their anal fin, usually when breeding. I've never seen red dots or splotches though. If your supplier is selling "Assorted Peacocks" it's probably common practice to send some fish that are "Assorted Species" as well. Pictures would help.
Yea, I'll probably go into work and take some pictures.

And by assorted I meant that my boss was too lazy to look up the proper name when we got them in. We get really nice fish from a really good supplier.

An old chinese man, and he makes me laugh ;D
 

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I have purchased some livingstoniis with these red markings before but with time they turned the normal brown color. These fish were purchased at about 1.5" and it didnt take long for the colors to fade which made me think they were possibly hormoned because they also had long fins and a bit of blue in there faces.
 

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nimboman said:
I have purchased some livingstoniis with these red markings before but with time they turned the normal brown color. These fish were purchased at about 1.5" and it didnt take long for the colors to fade which made me think they were possibly hormoned because they also had long fins and a bit of blue in there faces.
If you bought a livingstonii with long fins and blue in the face I dont think it was a livingstonii ;D

It sounds like a venustus ;D

and @ everyone else, the peacocks are an Aulonocara of some kind with man-made colour. My boss says that they breed true to their colour, but that is from generations of selective breeding. Nonetheless they are very pretty.

And I totally forgot to write down the name of the red-finned livinstonii *facepalm*
 

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When a livingstonii gets excited about breeding it is not uncommon to see them with some red and blue tint.

I have had them for over a year now and when they get excited the edges of their dorsal and anal fins give a red hue and I've notice blue flushing in the body of the fish.
 

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:x probably a venustus!!! :lol: no way Moghedian being that I have kept Nimbos for years, in fact all but the linni, I can tell the difference between a venustus and a livingstonii :thumb:
 

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nimboman said:
:x probably a venustus!!! :lol: no way Moghedian being that I have kept Nimbos for years, in fact all but the linni, I can tell the difference between a venustus and a livingstonii :thumb:
ok ;D

I'm such a noob to identifying these fishXD
 

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I've seen small juvenile Livingstonii where some of the brown was kinda reddish, quite attractive. Think they get more drab as the get bigger. If they are hormoned they would show metallic blue color also.
 
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