View Full Version : Another Blue Acara or Green Terror
09-26-2004, 01:42 AM
I accidently posted these pictures in the wrong forum before so I wanted to post it here - sorry -
Anyway, in the other forum I had one vote for Green Terror, one for Blue Acara..... What do you think?
It's a shy fish so it is very difficult to get any photos that aren't blurry.
09-26-2004, 08:37 AM
I don't recall ever seeing a GT with that much blue on it. GT's are not known for their shyness. Nice looking fish.
09-26-2004, 08:50 AM
I think it looks like a blue acara. :)
09-26-2004, 10:11 AM
Here's a link to some pics of about every blue acara available on the net. Their not easy to tell apart. From what I found the acara stay's smaller and is less aggressive.
09-26-2004, 10:16 AM
Here is a side shot per request. Again it was hard to take a picture so it's bad quality. The Orange on the fins is less pronounced because of the photo, but normally it is very bright.
Z rock - normally the fish isn't shy at all. It's out all day playing in the sand and moving plants all over the tank. For some reason though, if I sit in front of the tank with a camera, it hides. If I hide the camera, it comes out. What a jerk..... :D
This fish seems very aggressive. It's attacked anything I have put in the tank. One time when I had an accident in another tank, I slipped a divider in the tank with this fish in it to keep the other fish from dying. My cichlid attacked the divider for hours until I got my other tank fixed.
09-26-2004, 10:27 AM
I know how that fish photography goes!LOL
What kind of bulbs are you using over your tank? They seem like actinics to bring out the blue like that.
There seems to be some controversy even among experts (which I am NOT) but here are some examples.
If I was to guess,this one would be an acara.
And this one would be a GT, You can see the difference in the dorsal fin.
09-26-2004, 10:42 AM
Here's the rivulatus pics.
09-27-2004, 12:25 PM
ELEAZAR,how big is your fish?my guess would be a female gt because of the rounded forehead,and blunt finnage.i could be wrong though,if it's a small fish that just hasn't developed yet it could be a male.anyway that's my 2 cents:)
09-27-2004, 12:34 PM
maybe it's a blue acara/gt cross then?? when i bought my green terror thats what he had been crossed with. they are beautiful fish!! yes i would think yours was a female...for mine, all signs led to being a male...he was starting to grow a nuchal hump, long finnage, and a "aerodynamical" body shape...very torpedo like!
09-27-2004, 12:59 PM
maybe it's a blue acara/gt cross then??
That's what I think it is. :)
09-27-2004, 01:41 PM
The fish is about 4 inches across from the front of it's head to the end of the it's tail. I am not using any special lights such as a actinic blue light.
I think it is a female as well... but if it is a cross between a Blue Acara and a Green Terror, how big would it get?
Get me a body shot of the GT. I know quite alot on GT's and the only reason i am haveing difficulty looking at your picture is because my monitor is packing in.
All male GT's have colours running throughout the finnage like your has started too in the dorsal. I can see bright colours on the dorsal which are easily visible. A female usually has no colour or possibly none. Get a body shot and i'll confirm.
09-28-2004, 08:18 AM
was the body shot from the 3rd picture that I posted too dark to tell? I ask because my fish is so afraid of the camera that it took hours trying to catch that shot alone, and even THAT shot is crappy.
09-29-2004, 12:28 PM
here is a pic of my green terror/blue acara cross when he was young..maybe 3-4"...
I don't think it is a cross at all. It is a saum (green terror) Female would be my guess.
Oh...... and I just read your sig after about (probably) six months........ It FLOORED me! Awesome!
09-30-2004, 10:44 PM
So the majority are going green terror. What's funny is that most of the time, the fish is dark grayish black with blue speckles... I just moved to fish from a 29 to a 55 and now she looks like all the pictures posted here. More light colored. I guess she is still stressed from the move.
Let me tell you guys a little story that happened. I am a college student so one day I got up early to go to class and when I came home about 5 hours later, I went to go feed my fish. Well, usually, she swims right to the top and waits for me to put in some food. This day, she wasn't around.
So, I looked all in the tank and didn't see her hiding behind any plants and such and started to freak out. Where did my fish go? I suddenly looked down and there was my fish. Right on the floor about 2 feet from the tank. The cat was sleeping with his head about 3 inches from the body and the fish was just lying there limp, scales missing, and with cloudy eyes.
I was devastated. I got my net, picked up the fish, and for some reason, I put her back in the water. I had been gone for 5 hours that morning so who knows how long the fish was out of the water. Plus, half of it's body gone and eyes all cloudy... goner.
About 3 minutes passed and all I did was sit there and get angry, then all of a sudden like pop, the fish starts breathing. She was laying on her side and gasping. I jumped into the car, headed to the fish store for some melafix and started my triage. That fish layed on it's side for 2 days while I did water changes and fed her blood worms by hand. Now, she is chillin out in a new 55 I bought just for her. My green terror is the bomb!
10-01-2004, 12:41 AM
cool,sounds like your fish has a strong will to live.good job saving it by the way:ok:
[QUOTE]Oh...... and I just read your sig after about (probably) six months........ It FLOORED me! Awesome![/QUOTE
Not that long Chris....But close.
10-05-2004, 04:02 PM
i think it's a Blue Acara x Green Terror Hybrid, Green Terrors don't have intense blue speckles
You are confused between the two I think.
think it's a Blue Acara x Green Terror Hybrid, Green Terrors don't have intense blue speckles
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