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Lilleo6

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Hi, guys! I bought this apisto last few weeks. It’s sold as “A.cf.macmasteri”, but I am still confused about the real ID of it. Here are some pics of it.
Any help would be appreciated
 

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MacZ

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A.cf.macmasteri
This means it is a species very similar to A. macmasteri proper, but isn't A. macmasteri. These are usually not described scientifically yet, so this is the closest you can get in Terms of ID. Unless you know the catch location, then this is added as well.

And yes, this fish indeed looks closely related to A. macmasteri.
 

Lilleo6

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Thanks, MacZ
The seller said he made two orders of A.Macmasteri. One is from Tame and the other is from Puerto Carreño.
 

Frank Hättich

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Thanks, MacZ
The seller said he made two orders of A.Macmasteri. One is from Tame and the other is from Puerto Carreño.
I have seen similar A. cf. macmasteri with the location label "Arauca". Arauca is a department of Colombia containig the Rio Tame. On the other hand, from Puerto Carreno I only know one macmasteri-subcomplex species, A. sp. D21. And I have never seen any sepcimens of these with such intense red markings on the gill covers. So my guess would be that your fish are from Arauca/Tame.
 

anewbie

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If that fish is wild caught it is stunning. Wonder how it will fill out as it gets older; from size it looks pretty young and not fully grown.
 

rasmusW

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Doesn’t it look like d33 (-apart from the length of the dorsal anal fins)? -not sure where in Columbia it’s from, though.
Check tomC’s site.

-r
 

Frank Hättich

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Doesn’t it look like d33 (-apart from the length of the dorsal anal fins)? -not sure where in Columbia it’s from, though.
Check tomC’s site.

-r
Yes it might also be an exceptionally colorful specimen of D33 but the latters catch location is not inside Arauca and more than100km away from Tame and the Rio Tame with at least two other rivers in between.
 

rasmusW

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Yes it might also be an exceptionally colorful specimen of D33 but the latters catch location is not inside Arauca and more than100km away from Tame and the Rio Tame with at least two other rivers in between.
Ahh! I see. Thanks for clarification.

-r
 

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