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Laetacara flavilabris

Stephan

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Rear people,

after search for many years I got now finally L.flavilabris WF "Peru" laboriously from Denmark. Actually there are it not in the Aquaristik. My 9 WF are approx. 6cm and many more prettily and more colored, than in the few photos in books or InterNet.
Now my Laetacara collection is complete! :biggrin:

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Best greetings
Stephan
 

Mike Wise

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Very beautiful fish; I haven't had this species for over 20 years. They came in as contaminants with wild caught Neon tetras.

Moin Stephan

Sehr schöne Fische; habe ich nicht mehr dieser Art seit über 20 Jahren. Sie kamen als Beifang mit WF Neons.

p.s. Schreibe "Hi" (nicht "rear") für "Moin".:wink:
 

Stephan

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Hi Mike,

I looked for it also for a long time. According to Romans, Staeck etc. and in the forum are them also here became already longer not imprisoned its and also otherwise not in the Aquaristik to be found to have.
The L.f. in Equador is quite colorless grey, colored from Peru however nevertheless quite. My L.f. probably comes from the Rio Itali (?).
A large problem is that they are very often confounded with L.thayeri. My should be also L.t.. In Denmark and Sweden there are straight many L.flavilabris, which are to be recognized in photos then nevertheless clearly as L.thayeri.

Best greetings
Stephan

PS:I cannot really English. The program translates in such a way.:mad:
 

peterK

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I don't like Laetacara, but after seeing your photographs... Yes really beautiful ones! :)

P.S. Welche programm benutzest du? Ich finde www.babel.altavista.com sehr gute für übersetzung die Fanzösisch oder Holländisch Forum.:wink:
 

Stephan

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Hi Peter,

I love the Laetacaras! :tongue:

Best greetings
Stephan

PS:Ich benutze auch dieses Programm. :wink:
 

Chromedome

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I had 6 of these that I purchased at ACA convention 2005, about 4 cm SL. They were marked as wild L. thayeri, but I was not sure that was correct at the time. I now have one left, around 8.5 cm SL, as he was the meanest of the group. I will warn you, they are very aggressive toward one another, not so much with other species. Much of the color fades with age, unfortunately.

I also love Laetacara. In reference to your other thread, I have not yet found L. fulvipinnis here in the USA. Still looking!
 

Stephan

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I found my L.flavilabris finite in Denmark. It gave there in a Shop L.flavilabris WF and L.thayeri WF. They were also confounded. I could be sent by both photos and ordered then the L.thayeri (in reality L.flavilabris).
I notice already that they are somewhat aggressive. There is 9 fish 6-7cm. Have you photos of your L.flavilabris? When and what does one recognize the sexes?
I have now all Laetacaras and know her. L.fulvipinnis "Rio Orinoco" WF is a very aggressive killer! L.thayeri is also very aggressive. L.fulvipinnis Rio Negro are not so bad.
 

Simon Morgan

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I have just acquired 3 Laetacara. I think they are L. flavilabris but I'm not sure if they could be L. thayeri. Are there any defining features?
 

Stephan

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There are some characteristics for distinction. My English is too bad for it. Can you show please photos? Then I can say exactly it to you.
 

RAF

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I love Laetacaras, unfortunatly the only ones I mantained were the dorsigera, unfortunatly not because I dislike them - quite the opposite - but because I would like to try other species.

Yours are really great... congrats for them and best of luck with breeding them!
 

Simon Morgan

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I look forward mine growing up to look that good!

I've kept curviceps and fulvipinnis in the past and I currently have 8 dorsigera as well. I'll try and get some good shots of those sometime soon.

Only need thayeri and buckelkopf to complete the set!
 

Stephan

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I have already longer:

L.dorsigera "Paraguay" wild
L.dorsigera "Argentinien" wild
L.curviceps "Santarem" F2
L.sp."Buckelkopf" "Marajo Island" wild
L.sp."Bolivien" "Rio Magdalena" F1
L.sp.??? ("Bolivien" "Rio Itonamas"???)
L.fulvipinnis "Rio Negro" F2+3
L.fulvipinnis "Rio Orinoko" F2
L.flavilabris "Peru" wild
L.thayeri "Peru" F1

:biggrin: :tongue:
 

RAF

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Can you post some pics of L.dorsigera "Argentinien" wild?! I'm thinking about getting some argentinian dorsigeras and I'm curious...

... thanks
 

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