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Please help identify new Serrasalmus Peru Import

Serrasalmus Peru Import Rhombeus Humeralis

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:50 AM

Would you please help us identify our new Import from Peru. We are not sure wether we get the ordered Piranhas or not.
Here are some pics.

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#2 aquaboyracing


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

They look like rhoms to me typical Peru stock.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:21 AM

And this two?

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:51 AM

The babies are super hard to ID.


The ones with the clear tail band....pictures 2, 3, 5, and 8 look like S. maculatus to me.  Not sure though...I would let them settle down a bit...also the white sand is washing them out a bit.


pics 6 and 4 look like S. rhombeus.


Pic 7 has an anal fin like S. marginatus...tail is washed so I cant tell.  The problem is marginatus isn't in Peru I don't think.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:39 PM

GG, I don't tink 2,3,5 and 8 are mac, the bands you see are probably the rough edge from ammonia burn during transit, etc...

babies are hard to ID, could be rhom, sanchezi, compressus, etc.



The bigger ones I think are rhoms

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:17 PM

You could be right.  Not sure how long he has had them.  They shape is more rhombeus...That's true...but the spotting, tail, and Peru suggest maculatus to me. 


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Rhoms number 7 looks like a comp to me

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 02:51 PM

As stated juveniles are difficult because of the changes that later take place (ontogeny)...


Best guess based on what little can be suggested:


1,2,4,8,9 - S. rhombeus

3 - S. compressus

5,6,7,10 S. marginatus


These can be changed or switched depending on growth. For now, this is the best guess I can give you.


The last two, probably S. compressus.

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