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We walked into the jungle...

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Tom C, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    stunning fish and well done. thanks for sharing cheers jk
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Both Tom & I walked by it without noticing. It was one of the native collectors walking behind us who first saw it.
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    fart Active Member 5 Year Member

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    What a trip guys, and lots of nice fish. The Nannostomus marginatus with the red spot was an incredible nice find. Not to forget all the beautiful apistogramma.
    Realy exciting reading and seeing pictures from your expedition into the Amazon jungel.
    A big inspiration for me and my interest in Apsitogramma. :)

    With regards
    RHD
  4. Rebi

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    Wow those Fish are indeed beautis...but i really fell for the small Tetras Brittanichthys sp. Peru...unfortunatly i can't find anything about this Fish...is there a site with some informations about the Fish? I've tried the names in Google but it wasn't very clear.

    The other problem would be if this fish is importet here but thas for another time to find out :)

    Greetz
    Rebi
  5. Tom C

    Tom C Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm in love.....

    with this A. cf. cacatuoides (?) we collected in the Rio Curaray, Peru, a few weeks ago, in a location where probably nobody ever have searched for or collected ornamental fish...

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    I've never seen anything like this... quite spectacular, isn't it?
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  6. Microman

    Microman Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow Tom... It certainly is.
    The colour in that anal fin is stunning.
    Mark...
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    regani Active Member 5 Year Member

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    That is one spectacular fish!

    I think I may have to start saving money for that trip to Peru....
  8. Rebi

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    Wow absolutly beautiful....the colors are amazing...

    @regani hehehe my thoughts went the same route as yours ;)
  9. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Hmm, those look like some A. cacatuoides I have in one of my tanks. Oh, that's right, they were collected at the same time!;) I like the A. cacatuoides we collected near Estrecho, too - blue/yellow, too.
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    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow, what a beauty!!! superb find. How far off the beaten track was this location if no one is likely to have collected there before?
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    Linus_Cello Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Very nice! What's the length/size of the fish (standard and with caudal fin)?
  12. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    We asked the local people if anyone collected ornamental fish in the area. They said "no one" and didn't understand why we would want fish we couldn't eat. Virgin territory until now. Maybe not for long, we hope. We had professional collectors with us, so they know where these fish live. The only problem is that the location is so far from export stations. It might not be worth the time (5 days by launcha/riverboat) and expense to collect in the area.
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    Melanochromis Member

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    Very nice fish. I love how blue it is :)
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    animalmgc Member 5 Year Member

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    gorgeous fish hopefully they'll be available soon
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    FIL Member 5 Year Member

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    Magnifique !! Can you take a photo of the fish with the extended dorsal fin?
  16. Jacco

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    Wow, the most beautifull cacatuoides ever!
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    It's really a breathtaking fish, I would love to see more pictures of it!!