Thread: GT or Blue Acara? (I.D)
10-27-2012, 06:52 PM #1
GT or Blue Acara? (I.D)
Just a question about the species, I am confused as to whether or not this is a GT or Blue Acara. I have a male in the tank that I know for sure is GT, but this fish has me confused. Any insight is appreciated. Also usually at night when fed vertical black lines become visible.
Last edited by Morticai; 10-27-2012 at 06:55 PM.
10-27-2012, 07:57 PM #2
10-27-2012, 08:33 PM #3
To me it look like a green terror. All my blues have had a rounder body at that age. But it is hard to tell and AEon might be right.Do as I say. Not as I do.
10-27-2012, 09:08 PM #4
Yea, its just been one of those things that I wonder about as I stare at them. Thanks for the input, I guess I'll wait a few more months to find out.
10-27-2012, 11:44 PM #5
Ive kept a lot of wild caught acaras and I've seen lots of variation in body shape. Its quite possible it is a green terror though I have noticed that male GTs start to develop their nuchal hump at that stage.
Looking at it again though.. I think William is correct.
Here is one of my male acaras
Last edited by Aeonflame; 10-27-2012 at 11:46 PM.
10-28-2012, 12:55 AM #6
My first impression was a GT but honestly it's like the OP said, as i stare my opinion changes.
EDIT: I had a 2 inch GT that had more orange than this and the lack of orange on the tailfin leads me to believe it's a blue.
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