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shawnb269
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:58 am Reply with quote
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Ozzy
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:59 pm Reply with quote
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I like your fish Very Happy
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:43 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
That's a beautiful fish man. Mine looks nearly identical to your "before" picture:



I originally bought 6 juveniles 2 weeks ago and am now down to five. This fish is the king of the tank and the one responsible for the other's demise. His vertical bars arn't showing quite as much as your picture but I think that's because he's about to morph, hes getting close to 2 inches right now. Any guess on the possible color? Or is that just up in the air? I'd perfer him either becoming a solid Orange (like yours), a solid white, or even a yellow. Either way I hope he looks as sweet as your's in about 2 months! Twisted Evil
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shawnb269
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:55 am Reply with quote
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call me crazy but that greens grey color of ur fish makes it look like a flowerhorn
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:34 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
That's just the flash bulb of the camera i think. There was a flowerhorn tank right next to this one when I bought them.
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:10 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
I swear man, Lately my fish has been displaying the vertical bars almost exactly like your fish. Especially now when he messes with the Pleco and dominates the other fish. I really hope he morphs like yours. Also I went back to the fish store and noticed that the same batch has already started to morph and it looks like a dark orange.

I just hate waiting. I wish he would hurry up and morph.
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shawnb269
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:51 pm Reply with quote
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I HAD MINE A MONTH THEN HE STARTED MORPHING WELL HE TURNED BLACK FIRST NOW HES SOILD ORANGE HIS TAIL HAS A BLACK TRIM,HIS HUMP IS DEVELOPING NOW
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:15 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
So its true they all turn somewhat black before they begin to morph? Sorry I don't really know because this is my first Red Devil that I bought at a young age that already didn't have it's color.

Also do you think that black trim on your fish's tail will go away so He'll become just a solid orange?

I'll post some pics as soon as the morph begins. Also I feel bad about keeping the other 3 red devils in there with him because they just get dominated and all they do is stay up in the corners. I wonder if I should just get rid of them and just keep my male by himself starting right now even?
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shawnb269
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:09 am Reply with quote
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FROM WHAT I HAVE READ THE BLACK TRIM AROUND THE TAIL IS A TRADEMARK OF TRUE MIDAS,BUT I NOT SURE I'M NEW TO THE MIDAS/RD WORLD MYSELF BUT I DO KNOW THE MIDAS AND RD ARE DIFFERENT FISH,I MIGHT GET A FLOWERHORN SOON
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:51 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
I don't really think that's a trademark really. If anything, I'd say its the deep body shape, the mouth, and the much bigger headhumps they get then the labiatus.

Anyhow, could you post a few more pics of your fish? I'd like to see how hes doing! Wink

I'm still waiting on my male to morph. One of the others already began to turn black, but somehow, I dont think he's going to live that long thanks to my male.
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shawnb269
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:51 am Reply with quote
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heres one
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:25 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
Sweet, how big is he now?
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:38 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
Hey shawn, here's some shots of the same fish man. Updated too!

Just wondering if your guy looked anything like this before he first morphed? I know its gonna happen...any day now.



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shawnb269
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:46 am Reply with quote
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you should start noticing more black
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:27 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
You mean like blotches or patches? Thats what I got going on right now with the other 3 RDs.
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