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Apistogramma pertensis?

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by retro_gk, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. retro_gk

    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Picked these guys up from a tankful of A. gibbiceps.

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    They look young. They could be A. pertensis or A. cf. pertensis. Wait until they grow a bit. A. pertensis males have higher dorsal sailfins & the body is not as compressed as in A. cf. pertensis.
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks, Mike. These guys are just about an inch long. A couple of them have colored up nicely, though.
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Thoughts on these guys now?

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I think it is A. cf. pertensis because it has a more laterally compressed body. Once the dorsal fin is fully developed it will be easier to tell.
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    I think these guys will grow much more than what they're at now. A couple of quick pics snapped while a male was flaring at an A. uaupesi.

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The dorsal fin looks high for A. cf. pertensis. It looks like you have A. pertensis!
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    Tea Member 5 Year Member

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    Nice looking fish!!

    Hey Raul, Just wanted to ask do you have any Uapesi or pertens pairs you want to sell?? Nice pics man...Vue
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey Vue, I have fry of both growing out. I only have a couple of pairs of adults, and want to hold on to them for a bit longer :) Please drop me a PM if you want fry.