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Apistogramma cacatuoides.Wild Form ?

Discussion in 'South American Cichlid Identification' started by danval, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. danval

    danval New Member

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    Imported to Nz ex Peru a while back...

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Is this a wild fish or offspring from originally wild stock? If this fish was imported from Peru, it is a wild fish. I know of no captive bred apistos from Peru.
  3. danval

    danval New Member

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, the original fish were wild. I guess that is true of all strains!:biggrin: The male in the photo appears to have had its colors enhanced by feeding color enhancing foods over time. Now the fish you will get will not look exactly like wild A. cacatuoides. They have been modified by food and tank conditions from wild forms. Nice looking fish, BTW.
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    danval New Member

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    Thanks for your response Mike.
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    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    I believe that these fish (or the parents of them) were imported originally by that seller at least 6 years ago Dan,. He was responsible for the biggest import of apistos into New Zealand probably ever. As problematic as some of his auctions are, he may well of rescued the apisto hobby here. I owe my introduction dwarf cichlids to him.

    At the time it was suggested that they were all wild or F1 varieties I think but who knows.

    I doubt they look like the ones in the picture any more. That picture is a few generations ago.
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    Cool. Thanks for that info Win. I might grab some and see what they turn out like.