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Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Didgeridoo » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:58 am

Hey gang,

Well I was big into the Central American cichlids there for a while and had a blast. This is the only Central I'm keeping these days. I managed to find a small group of juveniles of arguably one of the most colorful of the "convict" family, the Rio Choluteca variety. These stay small, getting to only 3 inches, and the adult female coloration is easily distinguishable, exhibiting vibrant orange in the fins and body.

I currently have a trio, 1m 2f, and the dominant female is only 1.5 inches right now but is already stunning. Here's a few pics of her.

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She's tough to get pics of unfortunately and my camera sucks. But you get the idea. =)

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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby mitcha » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:25 pm

wow these are very pretty
I always think convicts have 'kind faces'
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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Clare » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:40 pm

Oh wow, they are very good. Also very different, never seen them before. :tu:
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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Didgeridoo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 am

Thanks!
They're a natural occurring variant from Rio Choluteca. These are F2's. They don't get overly large, only about 3" unlike the run-of-the-mill cons you get in the shops that can reach 5"+. I'll try and snap some more photos and of the male too.

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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Clare » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:26 am

Yeah would love to see the male. :tu:
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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Didgeridoo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:56 pm

Hey, managed to snap a couple shots tonight. Sorry for the dirty glass.

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Re: Rio Choluteca - Orange-finned Convicts

Postby Clare » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:57 pm

Hes gorgeous. His finnage is so different. :tu:
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