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Apistogram mendezi

Wazaaaa

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Hello, I would like to know if this apistogramma mendezi is from the river barcelos ? I only have this picture of the store.
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MacZ

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Would it make a difference if it was not? If I was trying to get Mendezi, the collection location would be no priority, I'd be happy to get the species at all.

That said, comparing with the fish from Tom's Homepage the dorsal seems to have too much yellow/orange. Also the picture above looks like a stock foto....
 

Wazaaaa

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Would it make a difference if it was not? If I was trying to get Mendezi, the collection location would be no priority, I'd be happy to get the species at all.

That said, comparing with the fish from Tom's Homepage the dorsal seems to have too much yellow/orange. Also the picture above looks like a stock foto....
It is to know, if afterwards I would have more to say apistogramma mendezi "barcelos" or not
this is a picture from the iktus-aqua catalog (french store)
 

MacZ

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Oh, that way round... yes.

From a catalog could very well be a (in-house) stock foto.
 

Mike Wise

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Barcelos is only a trade name describing the export station for where it was originally shipped. Your fish appears to be A. mendezi (Orange) - A 222. As far as I know, no one has reported a collecting location for this population.
 

Wazaaaa

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This is not false.

I have just contacted another store that works with Aquarium Glaser, the store currently has apistogramma mendezi exported from Barcelos, type A221 ("Querstreifen"), the specimens are young.
 
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Wazaaaa

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Barcelos is only a trade name describing the export station for where it was originally shipped. Your fish appears to be A. mendezi (Orange) - A 222. As far as I know, no one has reported a collecting location for this population.
thank you for your information mike
 

Mike Wise

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I have to agree with Frank. The AquaLog book on apistos is so poor at IDs that I had a page and a half of typed personal corrections within a year of its publication. IMHO the best use of this book is to reference the picture numbers when identifying a species, but not the species name.
 

MacZ

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My experience with other fish groups was a different one, but I am far behind you two in terms of Apistogramma. I have drawn the conclusion it was the same with Apistos. I stand corrected.
 

Wazaaaa

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The advantage of the French shop that works with glaser is that they refund and return. many have always found an honest arrangement.

But it's always frustrating to not get the fish you ordered
 

Wazaaaa

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I finally found a breeder for Apistogramma Mendezi in France, I will be able to take a couple instead of a small group of 4, it's great :) if possible to identify :
The two young males:

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