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Accepted color varients?

Eddiekay1010

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Hi, my Cichlid club is trying to find a list of generally accepted color variants/tank strains of Apistos in the hobby in order for us to know what we can allow into our BAP program. Is there a organization that would have that on a site somewhere. I'm not a huge fan of tank strains, I personally find wild color forms to be much more interesting, but to each, their own.

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Apistoguy52

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Our club draws the line at species, cacatuoides “triple red”, and cacatuoides “orange flash” would only confer one BAP point if they were both submitted, as they are the same species.

Addition…. Our club does allow undescribed species (sp), so I’ve been able to BAP agassizii “tefe”, sp tefe, sp bbcs ect
 
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MacZ

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As there are barely any rules on how to call certain strains, I'd also recommend only distinguishing between species (also including undescribed species) and to ignore domestic strains.

Due to lack of expertise you can find certain strains under up to 8 different names in the trade, often completely wrong or a fantasy name that simply sounds good, in order to sell them better. There are no fixed rules to my knowledge, but I'm also not really interested in the domestic fish. I just notice what is happening in the trade, shake my head and carry on.
 

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