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Hyphessobrycon sp. Red-Blue Peru

Discussion in 'South American Tank Mates' started by Ekona, May 9, 2014.

  1. Pragmatism

    Pragmatism New Member

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    Unreal. Like the perfect characid. Anyone know if they are still in the Hyphessobrycon taxonomic wastebin?
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I guess you are talking about either H. columbianus or H. ecudoriensis, two closely related species.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    No this is something different from the columbianus/ecuadoriensis group. Look back at Ekona's photos in the first post; it's more like a Loreto tetra or H. peruvianus.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    OK, stand corrected. That's the problem with common names. Well, AFAIK Hyphessobrycon/Hemmigrammus is still a dumping ground for many similar characids, sort of like what Cichlasoma/Aequidens was before Dr. Kullander started working on them.
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    I've just purchased some columbianus. Nice fish!
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    H. colombianus are not the fish identified in this thread. They are very different, but still very colorful and have interesting personalities when fully grown. I had a school that occupied the top layer of a 55 and they were a joy to keep.
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    Here are mine

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    Tom C Active Member 5 Year Member

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    It will be more useful to speak Spanish when you, in the future, travel to South America to collect exciting fish.;)
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    Well, Ian Fuller is talking at PDAS next monthly meeting I think.
    Hablo un poquito Espanol. En mi collegio, estudio Espanol para cinco anos. Tengo un GCSE en Espanol. Pero no estudio Espanol hasta veinti dos anos. Mi Espanol no es bueno.
    Donde estan las apistogrammas?
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    Tom C Active Member 5 Year Member

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    (I have been studying Spanish for five years) ¡Bueno!

    (Where are the Apistogramma?)
    Si usted cree en el Perú, hay muchos apistogrammas en la zona alrededor de Iquitos y el drenaje de Rio Nanay.
    En el sur, en la zona de Puerto Maldonado no hay tantos ...
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    Muy bueno, ha ha.
    My tenses are not great and I have a lot of vocabulary missing. I can often work things out when it is written though.
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    3ze New Member 5 Year Member

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    Entonces hablamos español (Hope that's ok. My Spanish isn't perfect, far from. I'm Dutch speaking) necesito que practica más por mis futuros viajes.
    Si hay gente que tienen la misma idea, pm
    Este verano he visto una nueva especie de Apistogramma a un station de exportación a Iquitos. Fue muy muy bonita!
    También tres especies de tetra nunca visto antes...
    Perú es él país de Apistogramma (y ranas venenoso) del mundo, para mí
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    I'm impressed with myself; I didn't need to use google translate for any of that. So, what new species were these in Leticia?
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    Oops, Iquitos.
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    3ze New Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, that's the issue...
    The owner, biologist and years working there didn't know the specimens. He'd kept 2.3 to start breeding them. Their habitat was under severe pressure.
    I'm still in touch with him, so I'll ask for an update.
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    well these tetras are certainly not from the area around Iquitos! They are usually shipped from the border of Colombia...and the fishermen are veeery secretive when it comes to ask them about where they get them ;)

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