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Help with identification Apistogramma borellii e trifasciata

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by blucenere, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. blucenere

    blucenere New Member

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    Hi everybody,
    I would like to understand if:
    Apistogramma borellii Opal is the same of Apistogramma borellii Red Mask

    and if:
    Apistogramma trifasciata blue (A204?) is the same of Apitogramma trifasciata Pantanal.

    Unfortunately the info on internet are discording :(
  2. Bart Hazes

    Bart Hazes Active Member

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    The information may be discordant because it depends on how you define "the same". They are considered the same species in science but it is not uncommon to see variations in colours or marking in different geographic regions. Sometimes you see variation within the same region or even amongst siblings from the same spawn. The latter are from the same gene pool so from a population biology perspective they really are the same. But as an aquarist you may still consider them different. Of course, then there are the captive-bred colour variants. Again different as well as the same, depending on what you are comparing. If you just want to know if they look the same, A. trifasciata A204 is listed as "Nordliches Pantanal", so may actually be the same as A. trifasciata Pantanal. A. borellii 'Opal' has red marks on its cheeks so I would not be surprised if it is the same a A. borellii red mask. Actually, a quick google search suggests it is.
  3. blucenere

    blucenere New Member

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    Thank you Bart, for all the answers
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