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Agassizi Tefe redback or Hybrid

Champ_17

Active Member
5 Year Member
The shop at my country order some Apistogramma from Netherland and Mystery Agassizi was sold as Agassizi Tefe redback.
when you look closely to its zigzag scale and white seam colour pattern, It look like hybrid of A.Tefe and A.Agassizi double red.
I wonder that how distinguish can interbreed? since I had heard about the hybrid between A.Tefe and double red will produce offspring which deform scale and low fertilization.
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credit: Mr.Apistolism for these nice photos.
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credit: Mr.Apistolism for these nice photos.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Not the best photos for identification. I do not see any of the dark red wavy abdominal bands that are diagnostic for A. sp. Tefé, however. They look like a dark body domestic strain of A. agassizii. I could be wrong of course. Maybe they are a red-tailed strain of the A. agassizii population from Rio Tefé. Like I said they are not the best photos for identification.
 

Champ_17

Active Member
5 Year Member
Not the best photos for identification. I do not see any of the dark red wavy abdominal bands that are diagnostic for A. sp. Tefé, however. They look like a dark body domestic strain of A. agassizii. I could be wrong of course. Maybe they are a red-tailed strain of the A. agassizii population from Rio Tefé. Like I said they are not the best photos for identification.
Oh I'm sorry for poor picture because The fish belong to my friend so i can't take more picture.
Anyway I ordered the A.Tefe redback from the same seller and the fish will be arrived soon.
I will take more clear picture for the fish.
Thank in advance Mike. : )
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
I assume you refer to Chuck Rambo's 'A. agassizii' photo. This definitely is A. sp. Tefé. Note the prominent abdominal stripes on the body. I don't see the same stripes on mike_impos photos.
 

Jacco

Member

yes i revered to this picture.... the red is much less obvious i see now. I'm amazed at how many different colours come from just the rio tefe.
 
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