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justing18
05-19-2014, 02:31 AM
I brought this Texas cichlid at petsmart that was sold as a red texas cichlid. I was just wondering if it was or not?
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Rocksor
05-19-2014, 01:51 PM
They are only calling it a red texas cichlid because the parents are look like Red Texas or the parents produce fry that could end up looking like a red texas (Texas x festae or Texas x red parrot). Since red texas are hybrids, chances are high that you will end up with a hybrid that doesn't look like a red texas. Pretty deceptive marketing if you ask me.

stalefish83
05-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Looks like a Green Terror or Blue Acara to me. Definitely not an expert though

Azurescriber
05-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Yeah my thought was green terror too, but I definitely don't know my cichlids as well as some.

Rocksor
05-19-2014, 09:12 PM
The horizontal black band, and the orange/red in the cheeks and chest area is a dead give away that it is neither a blue acara nor a green terror.

mommy1
05-19-2014, 09:19 PM
I've been staring at this fish all day and it looks like a very young red texas to me.

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Rocksor
05-20-2014, 01:38 PM
I've been staring at this fish all day and it looks like a very young red texas to me.

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Yes that is a red texas. With the OPs previous pic, you don't know what it will end up looking until it gets a bit larger.