What type of hybrid is this?

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Looks like a fading flowerhorn or red Texas. Probably a flowerhorn. Some don’t get red till they are adults.
 

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It is an early red texas cross. Likely a first gen Carpintis x parrot. Not a drop of fh blood I can assure you. Will be a cool fish but not much hope for high contrast in pearls as they are fading along with base color.
Here is a shortbody version with coraled-out pearls as yours is doing. Still visable pearls but less shine and no more greens and blues in them. Look how similar the face profile is with yours. It was a shortbody carpintis x king kong parrot fry.
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Bbuckley

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It is an early red texas cross. Likely a first gen Carpintis x parrot. Not a drop of fh blood I can assure you. Will be a cool fish but not much hope for high contrast in pearls as they are fading along with base color.
Here is a shortbody version with coraled-out pearls as yours is doing. Still visable pearls but less shine and no more greens and blues in them. Look how similar the face profile is with yours. It was a shortbody carpintis x king kong parrot fry.
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If it turns out like this one it's still going to be a lovely fish.
 

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If it turns out like this one it's still going to be a lovely fish.
Definitely, T Tastymintz fish has a very pleasing color being revealed. If it was my fish I would give it plenty of bright lighting (sunlight through a window too) to see how dark pink / red it can get once fully faded.
 
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