I found the US people like to provide a more natural looking environment that is similar to apistos habitat. They use sandy bottom, dead leaves and drift woods. The Asians are totally different. They use black soil granules bottom，a lot of green vegetation, clear water. I believe that the Asians, espesially Taiwanese n Hong Kong people tend to do a lot of things (techniques) to alter the fish, to change their appearance, to make them look even better than in nature, like more colorful, more extended fins, more slim body shape. I have been in both us and hong kong forums for a while, and found they keep apistos in two different styles of aquariums. Will the American do a lot of things to change their apistos' look like the Asians do? e.g. Special diet , water parameter to make them more red n more blue ,increase flow rate to keep them skinny, place mirror regularly to make their fins grow.