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Species ID from Youtube video I saw posted on another forum.

Mike Wise

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I hate IDing fish from videos. Be that as it may, I suggest you look at photos of female A. baenschi as a possible species.
 

mrjbacon

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Thanks to both of you. I knew it was a female and I had seen some pictures of a few I thought it could be, including Ap. cf. alacrina, but didn't want to assume.

Is it likely we'll ever see these in the US trade? I'm not sure what the current export climate for the aquarium trade is like in Colombia, but I know some places down there do not allow it.
 

mrjbacon

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Thanks to both of you. I knew it was a female and I had seen some pictures of a few I thought it could be, including Ap. cf. alacrina and baenschi (A. hoignei was the other I looked at I think) but didn't want to assume.

If it's A sp. alacrina, is it likely we'll ever see these in the US trade? Is it the same species as the ones referred to as 'A. sp. "Rotpunkt"? I'm not sure what the current export climate for the aquarium trade is like in Colombia, but I know some places down in SA do not allow it any more.
 

mrjbacon

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Apologies for the double post. I added some info, refer to post #6. I was on mobile and couldn't remember the names.
 

Mike Wise

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I imagine this form will appear in the hobby at some time. It was introduced as A. sp. Rotpunkt from Puerto Nariño in 1993, in Aqua Magazine.
 

Ade205

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Anyone have any info on water parameters for this Apisto? I have two pairs on order from a Colombian exporter, they are listed as Apistogramma Alacrina Blue. Any info would be much appreciated.

Ade.
 

Mike Wise

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When I had them (a million years ago) they bred in the same water values as other populations of A. cf. alacrina (Rotpunkt): moderately soft & slightly acid water. I used straight Denver tap water (dechlorinated, of course).
 

Ade205

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Thank you very much Mike. I'm finding getting info on this species very hard. No idea about other countries, but here in the uk this fish is very rare.

Thanks again, Ade.
 

Mike Wise

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It appears to be merely a color morph/population of the Rotpunkt Apisto/A. cf. alacrina (Rotpunkt). Every book on apistos printed since 1980 has a discussion about it.
 
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