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Post by Aura on Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:00 pm

Can someone tell me the difference between the calvus and compressiceps? Differences in appearance and behavior? I've done some reading on the subject, but wanted to see what you all thought. With no experience with them, I can't tell the difference by looking at pictures of them.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:32 pm

Calvus doesn't have scales on the forehead, that is a definite indicator. IMO calvus also has a longer body profile while comps look to have a taller body profile. The distance between the eyes and the lips is longer on calvus because the jaw line isn't as upright as the comp. Those differences are most obvious when compared side by side, the scales or lack of scales on the forehead is the key when id'ing a single fish.

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Post by Aura on Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:41 am

Thanks Mike. Our local forum is doing a group buy and there are a few Altos that I've been looking at, but having a hard time deciding on.

I was thinking about starting with five or six little ones in a 29 gallon hoping for a pair or a trio to form. Your female comps didn't tolerate each other well, did they?



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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:05 pm

Mine didn't but some people keep them in harems. Mine were also wild adults. You've got the right idea, buy a group and see what comes out of it Wink

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