Just in: "True" Parrot fish - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
paradise's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 312
Just in: "True" Parrot fish

A few weeks ago I got a couple of wildcaught Hoplarchus psittacus, true parrot fish. These guys are 3-4" and are eating like pigs. Here are a couple of pics of them and a couple of tankmates:





Angelfish (with a juvie Altifron in 2nd photo)





Flying Fox ( I have a pair of them about 4" long, probably pretty mature adults)



The tank is 180g Heavily planted, with the parrots, a colony of 7 geo. altifrons, about 5-6 angelfish, about 6 German rams, and a few dithers / small catfish (corydoras).


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
paradise is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 06:11 AM
Banned
 
fshfanatic's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5,279
Sweet pics!

Ehfipimp #273 ( Eheim Classic: 2260, 2217, Eheim Ecco: 2236, 2232 ) Fluval FX5

fshfanatic is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 08:19 AM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 262
Nice pics.

Quote:
Flying Fox ( I have a pair of them about 4" long, probably pretty mature adults)
Looks like an SAE to me.
darkfury18 is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 01:01 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Canoe2Can's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Indiana, PA
Posts: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkfury18 View Post
Looks like an SAE to me.
Agreed. In the flying fox, the top of that lateral black line is straight. In the SAE, the top of the line is jagged, following along the edge of the scales.

Those are some beautiful pics and nice-looking fish. My favorite is the first angelfish. I love the faint highlights of red and blue in the fins.
Canoe2Can is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 04:37 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 989
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkfury18 View Post
Nice pics.



Looks like an SAE to me.
exactly what I said.. and the fact that he has 2 of them.. true flying foxes can't be kept in shoals... oh, jsut a side note.. SAEs are happiest when kept in groups of 4+ any less and their behavior is alittle.. I dunno.. different..
CardBoardBoxProcessor is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 05:27 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (138/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: socal
Posts: 553
it looks like an sae to me too but the only thing im not sure of is the fins. if the fins are colored, then its a flying fox. if clear, its a SAE. but its most likely a SAE.

your parrot fish looks nice. but mean. arrrrgh.
mecgeorgeneo is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 05:32 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
danepatrick's Avatar
 
PTrader: (46/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: baton rouge, la
Posts: 1,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by mecgeorgeneo View Post
it looks like an sae to me too but the only thing im not sure of is the fins. if the fins are colored, then its a flying fox. if clear, its a SAE. but its most likely a SAE.
that's def a SAE. FF are more maroon-ish, brown-ish.

"Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions." - Jurassic Park

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
danepatrick is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 05:56 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,622
It's an SAE.

Flying Foxes have a different color pattern. Their top half is dark with a thin gold/silver stripe running through it.


In an SAE, the fish is a pretty uniform goldish color with a ragged black stripe (as seen in the posted pics). And the reticulated scales are a pretty dead giveaway.

óBill

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bharada is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 06:46 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (138/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: socal
Posts: 553
i wasnt sure cuz its a picture. but the black stripe is a dead giveaway. plus it extends to the tail.
mecgeorgeneo is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 01:00 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denville, NJ
Posts: 1,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkfury18 View Post
Nice pics.



Looks like an SAE to me.

Me too.

Tommy

><;;;"> <9))>>{

Eheim Pimp #204.
58 gal planted Oceanic
Red Turquiose Discus, Japonica shrimp, assorted Blue Eyed Rainbows, Tetras, Hatchets, Danios, Rasboras
10 gal low tech planted Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus) & Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron)
LS6 Tommy is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 01:46 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
will5's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Villa Park,IL
Posts: 1,023
Send a message via Yahoo to will5
Hi

Definitely an SAE.

Watch out for your moss. Because it will eat it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
will5 is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: manama
Posts: 102
very sweet pic
hazeen is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 06:06 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Canoe2Can's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Indiana, PA
Posts: 766
So how many planted tank enthusiasts does it take to spot a Siamese Algae Eater?
Canoe2Can is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 10:26 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 989
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canoe2Can View Post
So how many planted tank enthusiasts does it take to spot a Siamese Algae Eater?
+seriously.. I mena he has more attack posts then compliments haha
CardBoardBoxProcessor is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
paradise's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 312
LOL , I dont think of it as attack posts. It's a SAE, I am even more happy than if it was a Flying fox. All the better.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
paradise is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome