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Unknown fish
« on: June 17, 2016, 08:21:52 PM »
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Hi folks i got a 2 fish yesterday from a guy who was selling some of his stock. (privet sale) He said it was red stripped eartheaters. Went to LFS and asked about them, they never knew anything about them did not even know they exits. Waiting to hear back from LFS as he is voing to look into it for me. In the mean time was wondering if anyone can help on here thanks.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 08:26:43 PM »
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Hi Tropics90 and welcome to the forum.

Please see the attached link for geophagus. I can't see one there that specifically says red stripe, but these would be the sort of fish you have.
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/search/geophagus/

@Evolution Stu has some geophagus in his tank.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 09:05:10 PM »
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Google suggests the red striped eartheater is Geophagus surinamensis, sometimes also called pearl eartheater.


Just to check - you do have a big tank? Eartheaters are quite big fish.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 09:07:56 PM »
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Thank you, i found them :).

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 09:17:25 PM »
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It is geophagus brokopondo kullander + nijssen 1989

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 09:59:35 PM »
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Welcome to the forum, Tropics90. :wave:

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 10:46:16 PM »
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It doesn't have an obvious lateral spot, which suggests it's probably Geophagus altifrons.

You'll be able to ID it better when it gets some markings in its tail fin.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 11:13:54 AM »
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When it is feeding or having a little chase with the other one it gets a dark spot on the 3rd strip. I will get a pic and upload it today when feeding time comes.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 11:52:02 AM »
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Hey, a new picture quiz already! :)

Hello Tropics90, and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 06:39:19 PM »
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Hi guys. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for all the welcomes :). Here is a pic of what i was meaning with the dark spot when feeding.

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 06:42:15 PM »
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Sorry about photo quality lol

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 10:47:30 PM »
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Ok it's definitely not altifrons...

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 10:52:12 PM »
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I am going down to LFS tomorrow and see what information he has on it. I really think its what i said the previous post but dont know lol

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2016, 12:36:35 AM »
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I am going down to LFS tomorrow and see what information he has on it. I really think its what i said the previous post but dont know lol

Could well be, most of the 'surinamensis group' species are from different locations so they're usually what they say they are (unless they say they're surinamensis which tends to be just a general incorrect assumption). The pattern on the caudal fin usually works for ID, aswell as the presence or lack of a black facial stripe, but I can't find one with that caudal pattern (probably young fish).

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2016, 12:03:02 PM »
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I am going down to LFS tomorrow and see what information he has on it. I really think its what i said the previous post but dont know lol

Could well be, most of the 'surinamensis group' species are from different locations so they're usually what they say they are (unless they say they're surinamensis which tends to be just a general incorrect assumption). The pattern on the caudal fin usually works for ID, aswell as the presence or lack of a black facial stripe, but I can't find one with that caudal pattern (probably young fish).

Thanks for that info mate. Yeah they around 4 inch. They sometimes swim back and forth facing eachother and then kind of kiss then separate. Is this fighting behaviour?


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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2016, 12:13:34 PM »
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They sometimes swim back and forth facing eachother and then kind of kiss then separate. Is this fighting behaviour?

Only if you live in Newcastle! :))

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Re: Unknown fish
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2016, 12:47:13 PM »
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 :rotfl:

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