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Old 07-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #1 
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Help ID Epsilon, Please!

I walked into Petsmart on Fourth of July intending to just buy a new plant...and I walked out with a second tank and Epsilon. But look at him, he was just too pretty to resist!

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Epsi's really camera shy and poor thing has some SBD issues, but I'm sure he'll get over them soon.

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You can see his true colors pretty well in these pictures. He's a pale pink/flesh color with a light blue iridescence. The dark parts in his fins/tail range from a steely blue to a reddish purple.

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Lighting's off in this picture, but you can see his shape really well.

So here are my questions. I know Epsilon's a double tail, but Petsmart had him labeled as a half moon double tail and I'm not sure that's right. Also, what would you call his color?
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #2 
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He looks like a Doubletail, with ragged fins. Maybe a Marble.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #3 
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Yeah, he was missing a good chunk of his anal fin and I'm not quite sure why his dorsal fin is so spiky. Still, I'm really glad I could rescue him from Petsmart! He was just delivered to the store and I snapped him up before he could sit in one of those tiny cups for too long.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #4 
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He's purdy... :3 Be careful in the future, Doubletails can get bloated easily.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #5 
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I've been worrying about exactly that. :/ He's already got swim bladder issues so I have him on some epsom salt and hoping that helps.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #6 
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nice fish :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #7 
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well after watching the youtube entries regarding the breeding of these poor fish for petsmart/petco and id guess walmart, its a wonder they arent more damaged when they arrive.

He is pretty =)

You probably have all read this but i found it last night.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #8 
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well after watching the youtube entries regarding the breeding of these poor fish for petsmart/petco and id guess walmart, its a wonder they arent more damaged when they arrive.

He is pretty =)

You probably have all read this but i found it last night.
Oh, I thought red was a dominant color
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #9 
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My double tail has a spikey top fin like that. I'm guessing it's just normal. :3
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:20 AM   #10 
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He is pretty =)

You probably have all read this but i found it last night.
Thanks! And I haven't seen that yet. Yay more fishy reading material :D

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nice fish :)
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My double tail has a spikey top fin like that. I'm guessing it's just normal. :3
Really? I was wondering if Epsilon was a weird crowntail/double tail mix or something, haha.
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