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Apistogramma personata (wild caught)

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by blueblue, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Finally, I manage to get it after waiting for 10 years! Yeah !! ^_^

    per1aa.jpg per2aa.jpg per2aa.jpg per2aa.jpg per3aa.jpg per3aa.jpg per4aa.jpg per8aa.jpg per7aa.jpg per6aa.jpg
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes, I've had several emails lately from Asian hobbyists on whether or not this really is A. personata. It appears to be the real personata (or something very close). I'm told they were collected near Mitú, Colombia on the Río Vaupés. OK then, when do we get A. sp. Mitú??:)
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    Tom C Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesome! I've had some questions about and pictures of the same species, which was found in a fish shop in Singapore.
    Thanks for sharing!
    With a caudal spot with a shape like this, I think I would call it A. cf. personata (A 172).
  4. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks much Mike for your kind comments. As a remark, there is also a specimen (same shipment) which is basically the same as mine while the face is fully orange... This feature, together with others, reminds me of its close relationship with A. gibbicep and A. piaroa ...
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    A. sp. Mitú should be found very soon, too :)
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks much Tom. So, this species has landed Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong. Great! :)
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    Milk Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you to mike and tom for taking their time for the verification.
    I am equally delighted that it turns out to be the real stuff!
    My personal order for them are in and they are making their way to my tanks as well... :)

    I will like to clarify that this really special apistogramma are not found in a local fish shop in singapore, the hobbyists here are not fortunate and "mature" enough yet for any local fish shop to starts importing from brazil or peru.
    They are of the same batch as Blueblue and the shop that took the huge risk to bring them in is located in Hong kong.
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    i see....
    Hi friend, then i know who got it ^_^
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    Milk Member 5 Year Member

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    Blue sir, that the same "crazy" hobbyist that you know who is from Singapore! :)
    Thank you blue sir! Giving me a chance to own the other pieces with orange face and higher finnage! :) :)

    Best regard
    Dimas cheng
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    haha... good to hear from you man, please post yours here, too. You know what, i almost also picked up yours but i really run out of tanks :)
  11. Bangala

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    Hello

    I bought these both apistogramma and I shall wish to have your opinion on the species.

    The seller speaks about peronata Vaupés
    personata femelle.jpg personata femelle 1.jpg personata mâle 1.jpg personata mâle.jpg
    Sorry for my English and the poor quality of the images

    Hervé
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    wreidfishguy New Member

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    Good luck they are beautiful fish
  13. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Sorry, but the photos are not good enough, nor show enough diagnostic features, to give a positive identification.
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    20150713_190129_HDR.jpg

    And this one ?
  15. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes, it looks like the A. cf. personata form from around Mitú, Colombia. It's not the holotype form of A. personata from the lower/mid-Rio Uaupés of Brazil, which is a deeper bodied (higher backed) species.
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    Thanks Mike but i don't understand : which is a deeper bodied (higher backed) spécies !
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Holotype form of A. personata is deeper bodied.
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    today

    cf personata.jpg

    and fry (60-70)

    fry cf personata.jpg
    PhilipAG and dw1305 like this.

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