Multipunctatus or Petricola?

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BadGaskets350
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Multipunctatus or Petricola?

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This guy is hard to photograph lol. He hides if I'm nearby but as soon as I get 5 feet away he comes out swimming in full bumblebee mode, hard to capture a photo.

I purchased him as a Petricola. I want to give him some tank mates but I'm only just learning how to identify this complex genus.

He's been in a 75 gallon and has gone from 1.5" long to about 3.5" in 6 months which sounds pretty fast to me.

Is it possible he's one of those "valentini" that are a supposed hybrid of Multipunctatus and S. Decorus?

The size of his spots and the growth rate make me think he's not a petricola
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Re: Multipunctatus or Petricola?

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This a commercially raised that may be a hybrid. The dorsal fin spine is not white and doesn't look straight.

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Re: Multipunctatus or Petricola?

Post by BadGaskets350 »

That's very helpful, thank you Jools. I'm glad to hear this is a captive bred specimen. I always prefer that over wild caught.
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