Whiptail ID

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Clarkie
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Whiptail ID

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Hi all

I purchased these yesterday and they were advertised as red whiptails. As you can see they are not red as I have a red. They were a lot darker yesterday as the shop had them on really dark gravel. Trying to get a shot of there mouth as the only other whiptail I can compare them with with pics is a Crying whiptail very similar in colour. Thought I would grab them anyway as I have never seen any like this locally. Hope someone can help.

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Re: Whiptail ID

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Hi Clarkie,
Welcome to Planetcatfish!

Red Lizard whiptails (L010a) do change color dramatically from an almost pure orange-red to an almost brownish camouflage (like your fish), depending on mood and on different substrates or under changing light conditions. Also, the genetic quality of the parents has a big impact on how red the fish are.

I agree your fish doesn't look red. Wait longer to let it settle. If you have a pale colored sand, try changing the substrate, and reduce the lighting.

If the color doesn't change, you might have a low quality L010a, or maybe different species like Rineloricaria lanceolata or Rineloricaria heteroptera (although the latter is not a common export from Brazil).

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Re: Whiptail ID

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Thanks for the reply Eric

They were almost black when I got them. The substrate in the shop was that really dark ADA Amazonia soil.

Will see how they look over the next few days and will try and get a picture of the mouth
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Re: Whiptail ID

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Some updated pics. Nearly two weeks later. Looks like there getting there and the one on the gravel was with the flash on so it enhances it a bit more.
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Re: Whiptail ID

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Here is a better pic of one I got today and the one I got eleven days ago.
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Re: Whiptail ID

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Now that looks like an L010a.

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