• Hello guest! Are you an Apistogramma enthusiast? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Apisto enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your fish and tanks and have a great time with other Apisto enthusiasts. Sign up today!

West African fish lovers rejoice!

aquaticclarity

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
1,801
Location
Richfield, WI
No jewels, yet... I should have a something you want (not cristatus though) soon. Limbochromis and taeniatus Nigerian yellow on hand. Several Nanochromis coming with IDs pending(NOT parilus or transvestitus). Red cap moon tetra. And a highlight for me (I've never seen them before) Phenacogrammus aurantiacus Orange Form.

I have a few other things coming in as well. Full list will go up after I get the fish and confirm IDs.
 

aquaticclarity

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
1,801
Location
Richfield, WI
Congochromis sabinae
Nannochromis splendens (IF pending but they are very nice what ever they are)
Bathyaethiops breusheghemi Red capped Moon Tetra
Phenacogrammus aurantiacus “Blue eyed Congo tetra
Hemigrammopetersius caudalis(med/lg) Yellow Congo Tetra
Barbus hulstaerti Yellow finned Butterfly Barb
Ladegesia roloffi
 

aquaticclarity

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
1,801
Location
Richfield, WI
So no orange form Congo tetras?

Those would be the Phenacogrammus aurantiacus “Blue eyed Congo tetra" but they are dropping like mad. They came in with burned fins and many were down right away. If any make it I'll be surprised. The rest of the order is doing very well though.
 

aquaticclarity

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
1,801
Location
Richfield, WI
Linus, I think we are talking about 2 different tetras. There are a lot of tetras that come out of the Congo. I think you are referring to A. brichardi and the 4 or 5 species that come in under that name.
 

Linus_Cello

Active Member
5 Year Member
Messages
276
Location
Washington DC
Some of the pics doing a google image search of P. aurantiacus look like Alestopetersius brichardi. So yes, maybe we're talking about different tetras (the joy of common names)
 

aquaticclarity

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Messages
1,801
Location
Richfield, WI
If you do a Google image search on them there are just a handful of pics of the real deal and then A LOT of pictures of other fish including brichardi.
 

Mol_PMB

Active Member
Messages
252
I have a small group of P.aurantiacus 'lefini' - are these the same fish we're talking about? Turquoise, yellow and dark grey stripes. I'm hoping to get some more tomorrow if Pier still have them in stock.
 

Mol_PMB

Active Member
Messages
252
Yes, I've just picked up some more of these :) there are still some in stock at Pier.
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    34 KB · Views: 719

Mol_PMB

Active Member
Messages
252
Not my pic I'm afraid, just one that appeared in Amazonas and online. I do have some good ones of mine - here's the first one I found.
Pier Aquatics in Wigan (UK) is the place to go!
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    1.4 MB · Views: 769

Mol_PMB

Active Member
Messages
252
This is probably the wrong place to ask, but is there a specialist forum for characins? I'm a member of a couple of cichlid and catfish fora, but I keep some interesting characins too and would like to discuss them. Any links?
 

Members online

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
17,014
Messages
107,738
Members
12,430
Latest member
Iris

Latest profile posts

Hallo,
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.
I want to get a 55 gallon slightly planted tank with many caves and I am thinking of getting 2 electric blue acaras, 3 blue rams, a apistogramma, 3 angelfish, and some corrydoras. Will that work if I keep the temperature at about and 80 or less?
I have kept fish for quite a long time but never cichlids. I want to find out more about them.
Hi
my Hongsloi, keep eating their eggs, any help greatly appreciated
The Shrimp Pimp wrote on fredmir1's profile.
Hi Fred, do you have any apistos for sale? I'm looking for Apistogramma trifasciata. I'm about an hour and a half from Mtl.
Top