Can someone help with ID

6 years 11 months ago #33042 by Nuchal Man
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I guess my last post wasn't exactly clear. I agree it is not a good idea to mix them and pass them along unless you are 100% sure what they are (which we don't). There are far to many peacocks in the hobby that are mixed or sold under the wrong name. I still think your unidentified fish is a Red Shoulder Peacock, but it is really important to know the lineage of your fish before you breed them and sell them, especially for Peacocks.

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #33041 by scubadiver
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Not sure I agree unless you know what a peacock is specifically it should not be bred and passed on.

It can be kept as nice fish for enjoyment -

Further I have not seen too many red shoulders go through our auctions in the last year and half.

Was this a bap auction or rare fish auction or just one our general auctions

Here is picture of a red shoulder peacock that is only two inches that was picked up at our rare fish auction.







He is also in with some midnight mloto's that at 5+ inches long dominate him all day long.

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6 years 11 months ago #33040 by Nuchal Man
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That's a tough call as there are a few different geographic locations of red shoulder peacocks in the hobby. It's hard to know which ones you have unless they came with a location.

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6 years 11 months ago #33039 by Matt
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Then it would be safe to mix these two strains of Red Shoulders into the same tank then . Since my one group is light in females .

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #33038 by Nuchal Man
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Are the last two pics supposed to be the same fish? I wouldn't keep Otopharynx lithobates and Peacocks together as they can hybridize. As far as coloration, females can go from having very noticeable bars to faint bars dependent on mood. Males do get dark blue. While these aren't good photos, they show the colors of a full grown male red shoulder. Look at the pics of the fish from Chileolo.

A. stuartgranti Peacock Link

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6 years 11 months ago #33037 by Matt
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At times hes turns dark blue until I moved him out of my Z Rock tank . In another tank I have my Red Shoulders and I seen the female doesn't have the dark stripes.
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6 years 11 months ago #33036 by Nuchal Man
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This is likely a red shoulder peacock, which used to be known as Aulonocara hansbaenschi and still sold as such commonly. Technically, it is a synonym of Aulonocara stuartgranti.

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6 years 11 months ago #33035 by Matt
;) Picked up this Tro during my first auction with with the club. Can someone check it out please . Thanks
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