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These were mixed with the aggies..

Bev N

Forum Donor
5 Year Member
I found these in the shipment of aggies I got. There were only these three. I have tried to figure out which one but I'm not sure. Before I tell someone yes that is what they are I thought it a good idea to find out for sure. Thanks in advance for any help here.



 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Bev, I agree with Lukasz - A. mendezi. Were these with the wild aggies you wrote about last week? If so, I would label the aggies "A. cf. agassizii (Netz) Rio Negro".:wink:
 

Bev N

Forum Donor
5 Year Member
Thanks guys! Yes they were in that lot of aggies. Thanks for the proper name for the aggies. I'll have to pass that onto Larry.
 

FishSoup

New Member
5 Year Member
Hey there, was looking through the pics and the fish actually looked rather like Apistogramma paucisquamis to me :confused:

Is anyone here able to expound on the differences between A. mendezi and A. paucisquamis please? I'm actually considering getting some paucisquamis; worried i might be getting the wrong species...
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
I must agree that these aren't the best photos to show all of the diagnostic features of A. mendezi and could be confused with A. paucisquamis. What makes me think that they are A. mendezi is the very wide lateral band and caudal pattern. The lateral band on A. mendezi is almost 2X the width of that on A. paucisquamis. The caudal fin pattern on A. paucisquamis is similar to that of A. bitaeniata (stripes parallel to the fin rays on the outside and rows of spot in the middle). A. mendezi has horizontal stripes or vertical rows of spots over the entire surface of the fin. The mouth of A. paucisquamis also has more massive lips than A. mendezi.
 
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