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  1. A. diplotaenia
    by Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise/bewellnet.com> (Sun, 30 Aug 1998)
  2. A. diplotaenia (Was Hello)
    by "Newman, L" <Lee_Newman/bc.sympatico.ca> (Wed, 28 Oct 1998)

A. diplotaenia

by Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise/bewellnet.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998
To: apisto/majordomo.pobox.com

Jason,

A. diplotaenia is much like A. elizabethae - a really tough fish to keep and
breed. Very few people have been able to keep them alive for any length of time,
and fewer still have bred them. They seem to be very prone to diseases.

They aren't very common in the hobby, either. They're usually found only as an
occasional contaminant with other Rio Negro fish. They have been collected
throughout the Rio Negro so they shouldn't be too hard to find. My guess is that
they just don't survive shipping very well, so they aren't collected.

If you think A. diplotaenia is beautiful, wait until you see its sibling species
A. sp. Rio Mabó (=A. sp. Rio Miua & A. sp. Uambé). It has a higher dorsal fin, 6
broad red semicircular bands in the tail and lots of red, blue and green on the
body.

Mike Wise

Mayalauren-at-aol.com wrote:

> Good morning everyone
> I just got my copy, finally, of the aqualog book. One fish really jumped out
> at me-
> A. diplotaenia. what a beautiful fish. In Linke and Staeck it looks kind of
> blah.
> Have any of you lot had any experience with this fish? Is it a rarity? Anybody
> know where to get some?
> That split lateral band looks sooo cool!
> Jason
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A. diplotaenia (Was Hello)

by "Newman, L" <Lee_Newman/bc.sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998
To: apisto/majordomo.pobox.com

What is with these prices for A. diplotaenia? They are found in the
middle Rio Negro (as Steve mentions) which is a heavily exploited area
for ornamental fishes. Our group (in '96) caught a number of them (so
they are not rare at all), but there was little interest in bringing
them back. Had I realized at the time they were so rare in the hobby, I
would have brought some back to spread around. Maybe next time!

Lee
Vancouver, B.C. 






Steve Waldron wrote:
> 
> Hi folks,
> Wow! For prices like these- why not buy a plane ticket to Brazil and get
> yourself down to the Rio Negro, bring back a few hundred apistos and
> retire... BTW, William, you pronounce "Tapajos" like "Top-Uh-Hose"
> - Steve Waldron
> >
> >
> >Hi William
> >
> >> A. elizabethae &  A. diplotaenia  are going for $750 retail   (Canadian
> >> dollars) a pair in Montreal, Canada


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