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To tell you the truth, what I used to think was a Xingu is not what is labeled as a Xingu that is currently being sold. Here is a pic of a xingu that I thought was what xingus look like. Notice the almost ZERO red coloration around the gill area. very nice looking fish.
 

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This is what has been recently for sale as a xingu rhom. Notice there is more red coloration in the gill area. I have not seen a xingu rhom for sale like the first one in a few months. Perhaps Ron might have some as he has some fish for sale labeled as "gold xingu", but I would ask for pics first.

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Opps forgot to post the pic. LoL
 

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InSinUAsian said:
To tell you the truth, what I used to think was a Xingu is not what is labeled as a Xingu that is currently being sold. Here is a pic of a xingu that I thought was what xingus look like. Notice the almost ZERO red coloration around the gill area. very nice looking fish.
i think the one im selling is considered the xingu rhom and the other type is called a diamond rhom.
 

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I got the first pic from this link on pfish:

http://www.predatoryfish.net/ibforums/inde...ST&f=16&t=20201

The fish that I posted a pic of belongs to a member named dovi. Another member named Hareball has a fish that is a little darker but is almost totally identical. I think that hareballs fish is a xingu. The posted pics are about 6 posts down. I dont really know too much about xingus. However, I do think that there might be to coloration varients.

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heres my hypothesis. both fish live in the xingu river however due to common names and what not one happened to be called the xingu rhom and another also.
if you look at rons website he names the non-red rhom as a diamond rhom and the rhom that am selling as a xingu rhom.
i dunno i think they probably both come from the xingu river but are just different subspecies of rhoms maybe??
 

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Here is a pic of o snap its eric xingu. I think that this one has the potential to be a xingu that has little to no red in the gill area like the rhom first posted above.

Again, xingu refers to the location the fish was extracted. Given that these locations are correct, I believe there are two color variations extracted in this area.
 

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there are probably a bunch of different variants that are extracted from the xingu river but since i dont do the actual extracting lol i have no way of knowing hehe
but yea theres a bunch of different variants of the rhom
 

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Datman said:
but yea theres a bunch of different variants of the rhom
Preach on brother! LoL.

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To give you a brief idea about Serrasalmus sp. in Rio Xingu. Rhombeus is just one, there are 3 other Serrasalmus sp. that are not ID'd but one of them could be S. altispinis which is a near twin of S. rhombeus except for the belly region (more compressed and higher placed ventral fin. Also a prominent humeral spot, prominent belly serrae and last but not least a bit thinner anteriorly than s. rhombeus yet thicker than the compressus group.

One other fish collected there includes S. hollandi. BTW, S. altispinis also have a prominent black tail unlike S. rhombeus where it tends to be a bit washed out.
 

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Well Ill be god [email protected]! LoL. The hobby keeps growing day by day. I have to give Frank credit for being able to keep up with such progressions. Just for my own records, where is this xingu area exactly?

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