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Double Orange Flash Apistogramma

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Tlindsey, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Tlindsey

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    Vid of female diligently guarding the fry.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Out of curiosity, what defines a fish being a "double orange flash"?
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    Tbh I don't know they were labeled that at a reputable lfs in my area but interesting question.
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    Just did a little research and the name has to do with the domestic strain. Are captive bred Apistogramma frowned upon on this Forum?
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    blucenere New Member

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    Not at all :)
    It is just that identification of apistogramma is taken seriously and lfs use to label the fishes in very random ways causing more confusion than good.
    "Double orange flash" has almost no meaning...
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    So Orange Flash would be correct? I don't mean to confuse anyone I have a lot to learn about these great little Cichlids.:)
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    Thank you!
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    Also thanks for the valuable website info.:)
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    Ya im assuming they called it double orange flash due to having 2 fins showing orange coloration but then they would just be double orange and not (orange flash), like they label double reds. But honestly when it comes to orange flash they generally have there fins all orange.

    I dont know when i hear orange flash i picture having all or at least the dorsal and tail fins orange. Id just call them Orange flashes mate.

    Tank breed strains are more then welcome! Nothing wrong with keeping or breeding tank raised strains, thats normally what hooks people into Apistos then they venture out to the wilds and harder to get species. Great pair tho mate!!
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    Thanks so much for giving me a better explanation and I appreciate your kind words.
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    Very similar cacs in my lfs and their label as cacatuoides sunset......
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