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Possible Glossolepis Incisus

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Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:45 pm
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http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a61 ... 98173b.jpg

2 unknown rainbows. The first rainbow is quite large at 5" in the first picture and the second rainbow is about 2.5" in pic 2. Any help in identifying these 2 rainbows would be great.
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Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:51 pm
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They look like some sort of cross of Glossolepis incisus. whered you get them?

Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:02 pm
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A stranger. He said he bought them from A World of Fish.

Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:11 pm
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google searching "glossolepis" brought me these 2 pictures that looked quite similar to the one I have.

http://www.brentsmith-photography.com/m ... is-incisus

http://www.guitarfish.org/2006/10/23/gl ... is-incisus

I never owned an Incisus before but I always thought that they'd be redder.

Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:53 pm
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Hmm interesting. I've never seen incisus with most of its body covered with silver/white scales before. maybe its the lighting of the photo?. The redder ones Glossolepis pseudoincisus.

Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:31 pm
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spartan381 wrote:
The redder ones Glossolepis pseudoincisus.


I disagree. Without a scale count under a microscope, you can't make a determination as to which species it is. Add in the fact that if the fish comes from a questionable source, it could be a hybrid. And then all potential for identification is out. G. incisus/G. pseudoincisus can't be determined from a photo.

(It's likely G. incisus, but don't quote me on that.)
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Post Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:42 pm
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KenB wrote:
spartan381 wrote:
The redder ones Glossolepis pseudoincisus.


I disagree. Without a scale count under a microscope, you can't make a determination as to which species it is. Add in the fact that if the fish comes from a questionable source, it could be a hybrid. And then all potential for identification is out. G. incisus/G. pseudoincisus can't be determined from a photo.

(It's likely G. incisus, but don't quote me on that.)


I meant that g. pseudoincisus are redder than g.incisus or just have a better red color imo. Sorry for confusion. Yea I originally thought the first pictured is some sort of a incisus hybrid too. Not sure about the second picture though.

Post Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:18 am
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Thanks for the inputs. Having these guys come from a questionable source, I'll just leave them marked as inconclusive but possible G. incisus/hybrid.

Post Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:27 am
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Update on the rainbow. This is the smaller male. He colored up after being separated from the larger one and being placed in with some Australian Rainbows. He's not at his best yet but I'm starting to like him more. I have been reading a bit on G. incisus as well saying that they become dull in color if not around females. Also the previous owner's water quality would had been a big issue as well as you can see a slight cloudy eye in the picture and frayed tail fin. Hopefully some melafix will do the job and I'll bring some girls home for him.

The larger rainbow is still covered in silver but he's by himself with a clown loach. Maybe he'll color up too once he's with some female rainbows.


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