Green Flier News!

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First off I want to apologize for the poor photos, but you can see what you need to.

This was my biggest Green Flier (now about 4.5") the middle of last week.



At the end of the week he decided to change colour & this is the same fish now.



I'm presuming it is a male & he is in the mood for romance. Now I don't know if the other smaller one is male of female but it is being constantly chased around the tank. The one in the pictures is even having a go at my Hector my Oscar but soon backs down when they get face to face. When cleaning the tank at the weekend I had this Flier literally an inch away from my hand the whole time & at one point he was flaring his gills at me.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

I know nothing about them Marshal...but what a cool looking fish. Very nice !
It always amazes me just how much they do change colors , whether it be on purpose or just as they grow and change.
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

what a gorgeous fish! It sure looks striking in its breeding dress :)

It could still be a girl, they both change to look like this when they get frisky. But the aggressive behaviour makes me think male. Apparently you can sex them externally by size and fin extensions - but I don't know this species well enough at all to even hazard a guess.

I hope it turns out you have a pair, and you get cute little fishies soon!
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Marshal replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

Nina_W wrote: It could still be a girl, they both change to look like this when they get frisky. But the aggressive behaviour makes me think male.


The aggression was why I was thinking male but as you say can't be 100%

Nina_W wrote: Apparently you can sex them externally by size and fin extensions


Yeah I've read that but mine aren't a year old until December so would they be old enough to tell by fin extensions or do they need to be fully grown adults? Bearing in mind one is 4.5" the other is probably about 3" & they do grow up to 8".
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

Awesome marshal ik it was going to be coming soon enough!!

you have done a great job with those fish!

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Marshal replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

ehall67 wrote: Awesome marshal ik it was going to be coming soon enough!!


Well if not now I think I could have something happen sooner or later.

ehall67 wrote: you have done a great job with those fish!


I do my best & it's good to know others think I'm doing well :) Cheers dude.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

That dude is awesome Marshal! We really need some better pics of this guy!:)
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Marshal replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

I'm reading the photo thread & the instructions for my camera to try & work out what I need to do to get decent photos. These Fliers are gorgeous fish that need some good pics & I will get them eventually.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

wow never saw those before.

looks like amix of a convict and a severum :lol:

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Marshal replied the topic: Re: Green Flier News!

Over night there has been some excavation works going on under the driftwood. The little one is keeping out the way & being chased when it pokes its head out but the big one has started doing a funny flicking thing up against the corners of the tank, the driftwood & in front of the little one.

I wish I could sit & watch them all day.
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