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  1. Default GT or Blue Acara? (I.D)

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    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.
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    Last edited by Morticai; 10-27-2012 at 05:55 PM.

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    Still in a late juvenile stage when its hard to tell, but it seems to be a blue acara.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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 10:46 PM.
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    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.
    Last edited by Northerly; 10-27-2012 at 11:57 PM.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

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    The main reason I say GT and not acara is the Jaw line and bottom of the fish. If you look at the Aeons acara and the original picture you see that the jaw line (and bottom of the fish) looks more like an earth eater in the unknown fish. That, to me, usually mean GT
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    It could be a Gt x blue acara

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