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Apisto sp.?

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by aquaticclarity, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm learning how to post pics so bear with me!

    These fish were labeled as Apisto. borellii, they obviously are not that. They are still in quarantine, but deceided to start spawning. Any idea what they really are?

    I'll work on getting some better pictures and continue to play with posting them.:rolleyes:

    Thanks,
    Jeff

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  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Definitely need better photo of the male. It is a regani-group fish, possibly ?A. rubrolineata????
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I'll work on it!

    Jeff
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    I can't see the pic :(
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    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Thought it was just me! Says I don't have permission to view it! :frown:
  6. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The pics show up in the text for me. I set them up as an attachment. I'm no sure what the problem is???

    I'm wondering if only the mods can view the pics attached this way!

    Jeff
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Jeff, navigate to your control panel (User CP) in the menu above and under "Edit Options>Thread Display Options", make sure "Display Images" is checked.
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Rahul,

    It's all set correctly. When I open the post I can see the pictures and Mike Wise can see the pictures. So I'm not sure what the problem is???

    Jeff
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    Tea Member 5 Year Member

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    Hello?

    Hello Jeff, may I ask did you pick them up from pets n things? Vue
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Tea,

    They came from Hoffer's, but Pets n' Things buys from the same wholesaler and most likely has the fish as well.

    Jeff
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    Lisachromis Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Mine is set up to see pics, and I get the error as well.

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    Tea Member 5 Year Member

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    Hello

    Jeff, I picked up 2 pairs a couple years ago and spawned them but I sold them off. I have pics of them when full grown. The pic in my avatar is a pic of the male I had, he showed yellow markings on his cheeck and when he displays shows black vertical lines on his sides. does your fish show the same? I '' try to postsome pics up.. Vue
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    Hello

    It doesn't work if you click on it but copy the url and paste it and it should work...
  15. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Tia,

    I can't be sure because of the small size of the photos, but it looks like you have 2 different species in the batch of photos. Neiter look like the species in the original post, however.
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I moved the fish to a long term tank a few days ago. Here is a better shot of the dominate male. I can dig through the 50+ shots I took this morning and post some additional images if needed.

    Jeff

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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Let's see if this works!

    Jeff
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Dominant males make pretty pictures, but they usually don't show many of the diagnostic features needed for ID. Do you have photos of a female or subdominant male??

    From this photo & what I can see on the others, I think that you have one of the many color morphs of A. sp. Pebas, but it might be A. sp. Papagei/Parrot (Caudalfleck) (A 92).
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Let's try these pics...

    I was guessing A. sp. Pebas or A. sp. Papagei/Parrot, but like many people I have trouble telling the 2 apart. And this fish seems to have a lot more of a blue sheen to it.

    Jeff
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Are these domestic or wild fish? I ask because the male looks like A. sp. Papagei (Caudalfleck) (A 92), but has a patterned tail like on A. sp. Pebas. The female has markings more like those of of A. sp. Putumayo (A 85-86), maybe Pebas (A 87). I just can't say based on the available photos.