Joined: Nov 08, 2006 Posts: 159 Location: Cochin, Kerala
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:48 am Post subject: Help me Identify this Cichlid !!!
Can some one help me identify this cichlid (that look identical to the RED DEVIL JUVENILE in the attached 2 pictures).
It is sold by most LFS in the Cochin Aqua Market (or may be in other part of Kerala too) as WHITE ACARA.
As far i know, mostly all 17 classifications of ACARA (Blue, Port Acara etc) have a sort of pearly scales. Even, Green Terror, belong to ACARA Classifications. Refering online on the profile of most acara cichlids, i'vent heard about any ALBINO ACARAS. Every Acara varieties have some sort of pearl designed scales like Green Terrors.
I Guess, this should be RED DEVIL, or some hybrid of RD. One of the LFS guy said, it is sold as ACARA for past 15 years in Cochin. You can find numerous of this in every LFS here.
When compared to Red Devil, this lack only the coloration. It is more pale or offwhite. (But again, 100% identical to the first picture of a true RD, posted herewith). One out of every 20 show, orange patches (Similar to some type of Midas with Orange / White Blotch ). Rarely you spot full orange juveniles.
Even @ 1 Inch size, this is highly aggressive. I've 4 number of this (a pair of 4 iches, and another pair of 1 inches). My 4 inch pair already have a small hump. (I dont think, acara's develop humps , so this should be Red Devil again).
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