Green Terror or Blue Acara?

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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and cichlid ownership, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this fish as a green terror or blue acara? it was sold to me as a green terror from my LFS yesterday. He/she is about 2-2.5" and was much lighter at the fish store yesterday. I think its new home caused some stress which he/she is showing in the dark color. The only markings it had on it when I bought it was the speckles and the black marking that Green Terrors have on their bodies.

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Link does not work...you need to use Photobucket and paste the URL.
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Oh ok sorry one second
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Anybody have some input?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Green Terror or Blue Acara?

hard to tell at that size, any orange on the tail fin (indicates green terror)?
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Not yet, but there's hardly any orange on the dorsal either, which both a GT and blue acara should have.
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darkhorse419 replied the topic: Green Terror or Blue Acara?

I can tell you without a doubt, from someone who has raised both from fry - the fish you pictured is a Blue Acara, not a Green Terror. The Green Terror has completely different stress lines, not as many stripes. The Blue Acara when stressed will stripe up, just as the fish pictured here. Blue Acara's are pretty hardy - but do not tolerate much bullying before not recovering. My first one was ALWAYS like the one pictured - turned out our Green Terror was bullying him when lights were out. We moved the Acara and he never lost the stripes - but lived 2 years past that, just never grew...

Sorry if you wanted a Green Terror - but on a high note - Blue Acara's are magnificent fish with plenty of personality. Give him time, maybe he'll grow on you!!

What tank mates are with him?
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