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Geophagus Sp.
January 15, 2008
10:18 pm
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Recognise these Matt? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
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These were taken yesterday. They've settled in nicely, dunc bought 10 Cardinals to go with them (though he reckons he's probably gonna buy a few more). Really coloured up too.

They're not scaredy-cats like dunc's daemon, they're always at the top of the tank waiting to be fed when you go near them! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

January 16, 2008
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Indeed, they are gorgeous creatures /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> "Spotty" (as he is now being referred to) is active too, he comes out when he thinks nobody is looking /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> Tried to get a picture of him but too much reflection off the glass, will have to give it a bash when it's dark.

Btw - wondering if these might be Geophagus abalios (link to example pic here)?

February 1, 2008
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Nice pics! Yes Tom and I thought they might be G. abalios, or possibly G. dicrozoster. Bloody lovely things, whichever they are. I miss them but glad they're in good hands!! Show us a pic of the set-up!

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February 1, 2008
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Abalios is a possibility, dicrozoster isnt.
So hard to ID these creatures as you all know!

They look in top health /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

February 1, 2008
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Cheers Neal /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> What's your best guess then, abalios?

Matt - will do shortly when I've sorted out the over-exuberrant filter /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

February 1, 2008
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Alright Neal! /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Interested to know why dicrozoster isn't a possiblity....not doubting your knowledge. I'd genuinely like to know.

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February 1, 2008
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QUOTE(Matt @ Feb 1 2008, 02:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alright Neal! /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Interested to know why dicrozoster isn't a possiblity....not doubting your knowledge. I'd genuinely like to know.


No black marking just infront of the gills, abalios have large heads, dicrozoster are more streamlined

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Thats just my thoughts, you can never be 100% sure without knowing exactly where they were caught /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
Bare in mind the abalios in the pic above is a big adult

May 1, 2008
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QUOTE(Neal-DA @ Feb 1 2008, 05:36 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
No black marking just infront of the gills, abalios have large heads, dicrozoster are more streamlined

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Thats just my thoughts, you can never be 100% sure without knowing exactly where they were caught /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
Bare in mind the abalios in the pic above is a big adult

from distant memory dont the dicrozoster have a Y shaped stress bar near the caudal fin - hard to explain - but i think that is the distinguishing visable feature on dicrozoster

May 1, 2008
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On the caudal peduncle Neill?

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May 1, 2008
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QUOTE(Matt @ May 1 2008, 01:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the caudal peduncle Neill?


thats one of the kids favourite words !! no more above the anal fin from memory the 2 stress bars meet about half way down the body and form a Y - its the next set of stress bars after the central spot i think but its very visable (just not on the photos as the fish there are very relaxed) when there a little stressed

May 1, 2008
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Sounds like dicrozoster definitely isn't a possibility for your fish then Dunc. I can't recall ever seeing that kind of marking when I had them...

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May 4, 2008
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Lovely Geos, nice pics.

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