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Some ID's

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by Noddy65, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Noddy65

    Noddy65 Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all
    One of the LFS here is going to import some apistos but some of them I havent heard of before:

    Apisto baenschi "diamond"
    Apistogramma purple
    Apistogramma painted face

    Does anyone know anything about these types?

    Mike
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    briztoon Member 5 Year Member

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    a.d.wood Member 5 Year Member

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    Apistogramma painted face: Apistogramma sp. Masken (also known as Apistogramma sp. Apache), A52 in Datz

    Apistogramma purple: Apistogramma sp. Pebas (also known as Apistogramma sp. Morado (Spanish word for purple = Morado)), A89 in Datz

    Apistogramma baenschi diamond: this is a mixture of names >

    Apistogramma baenschi (A188 in Datz and some times listed under the trade name Apistogramma sp. Inka)

    and

    Apistogramma eremnopyge (A218 in Datz) which is commonly found on the trade lists under the names Diamond, Fresa and Strawberry.

    Andrew
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    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Mike,

    You will have noticed that in the same order the Apsitogramma "Inka" are listed as well as the Apistogramma baenchi "diamond". This is not surprising. I have seen one of the lists they order from and they have multiple names for the same fish. I take it that as these are wild fish the fisherman attaches his name to it and on it goes through the system....

    The "Masken" will be something from the Regani group - but I am betting on "Peru Regani".

    In amongst the "wilhemi" that came in were a couple of contaminants. I got some ideas on what they are and am going to have another look this weekend - assuing they have noe been sold.....