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Mike Wise

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5 Year Member
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Hongsloi 1 and 2 are just commercial names and have nothing to do with being wildcaught or not. Both names are used for domestic stains produced by crossing several different species/forms from the hongsloi-complex. This was done to expand the amount and enhance the red on the fish. The Hongloi 1 specimens that I've seen look more like the Rotstrich population of A. hongsloi collected in the wild. Color-wise, neither look like the holotype population described in the original description (a rather bland fish with almost no color).


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Thank you Mike, I noticed them flirting last night, the female is turning yellow. There young so this is more than likely there first batch, hopefully they get it wright the first time.

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I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
I've always had good experiences buying from them on line.
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.
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I have kept fish for quite a long time but never cichlids. I want to find out more about them.
my Hongsloi, keep eating their eggs, any help greatly appreciated