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    Default Red Checkerboard?

    Thats what I was told these are? Would you all agree? None the less my favorite strain by far!
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    Default Re: Red Checkerboard?

    There are many "fancy" names out there for strains, depending on the breeder, importer etc. But I think what you were told was accurate, either way.... WHO CARES!

    Gorgeous fish, glad you got them!

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    Default Re: Red Checkerboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    There are many "fancy" names out there for strains, depending on the breeder, importer etc. But I think what you were told was accurate, either way.... WHO CARES!

    Gorgeous fish, glad you got them!
    I agree, and they are within the "Red Checkerboard" family.
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    That's what they look like to me. I'd love some fry if they ever breed

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    They all look great

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    Default Re: Red Checkerboard?

    Very nice looking discus. Checkerboard pigeons seems accurate

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    Default Re: Red Checkerboard?

    What’s the difference to other checkaboards ?

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    Default Re: Red Checkerboard?

    Hi Trissy,
    Checkerboard Pigeon is a common strain name for the red/white pattern that has been developed in the pigeon blood line. Pigeon blood being the major discus branch they are part of. There are variations and refinements of it with other names, but they are pigeon bloods. The pattern has been developed in albinos, and in yellower varieties, often called golden something.

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    Checkerboard is for the pattern. I first saw the pattern on what Schmit Focke call his Discus fish
    Checkerboard back in the late 70's to 80's they were
    sold by Aquarium Rio in Germany. The patterns were
    individual blue spots.
    The red checkerboard pigeon show that the spots are connected sometimes these spots merge forming into a red line as they grow into adulthood.
    They were probably checkerboard pattern but as they
    grew older the checkerboard pattern is lost.

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    Could they be more like red dragons?

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