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taeniatus nigerian yellow(or what ever!!)

Discussion in 'African Cichlid Identification' started by killiguy, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. killiguy

    killiguy Member

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    I was sent these by one of our wholesalers to breed under the name Taeniatus Nigerian yellow from Germany
    Male has a red gill plate making him not a Nigerian yellow,so I gather.They are pretty with big ocelli,but I assume they are an aquarium developed hybrid
    Unfortunately they will be sold as the above for about $100.00 a pair AARRHH.
    Ive already told the wholesaler his A.juruensis are sp.black chin.He's probably getting sick of me

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    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yup... lots of genes in that fish. It is not a pure Nigerian form. The ocelli of Nigeriam fish extend to the edge of the fish. Cameroon fish do not, the the lower half of the tail is consistent with Nigerian forms.
  3. killiguy

    killiguy Member

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    Thanks Ted.Is there some not to complex system for identifying the main taeniatus localities??It seems even more messy than Apistos
    I would have been really cheesed off if I had paid alot of many for a pedigree taeniatus and got this mongrel
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    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes... the best way is comparing males:

    Nigerinan forms (what will most likely stay P. taeniatus in the revision).... large upper caudal ocelli that are incomplete and run to the edge of the fin, lower half of caudal edged in yellow and black bands, body color primarily grey/tan with little yellow, anal fin generally clear blue

    Wouri (Cameroon)... body color white/tan/grey, upper edge of caudal fin a band of black edged in white or sometimes two or three spots that look like they are trying to be a band.

    Northern Cameroon (Moliwe)... Upper caudal clear yellow with several small black spots that are not surrounded by a yellow halo

    Central Cameroon (Dehane, Kienke, Lokoundje, Bipindi, Makoure and a few others)... Large ocelli on upper caudal that are few in number and surrounded by yellow - orange halos

    Southern Cameroon (Lobe, Nyete and a couple others)... No ocelli or spots in caudal fin which is edged in red on upper half.

    All Cameroon varieties except Wouri have a lot of yellow in the body color and have red markings in their unpaired fins.
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    Very beautiful fish. It is also planning to make. Now contains Pelvicachromis pulcher, play, go to spawn.

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