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Apistogramma sp. "Orangeflossen"

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  1. unknown, another -Reply
    by Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise/bewellnet.com> (Tue, 21 Apr 1998)

unknown, another -Reply

by Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise/bewellnet.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998
To: apisto/majordomo.pobox.com

Kathy,

Apistogramma sp. Orangeflossen (Orange-finned) is listed in several
books (Linke & Staeck, Koslowski, and Schmettkamp).  The first two
have a photo by Koslowski of a very ugly looking fish.  The photo in
Schmettkamp's book (by the author) shows a lovely fish with a white
body and dark brown stripes, gold gill covers, and sky-blue fins edged
in red-orange.

Linke, Koslowski, & Romer believe it's a hybrid species probably an
A. agassizii x A. bitaeniata cross.  The irregular scaling on the
caudal peduncle is supposed to be a sign of hybridization.  The
species originally popped up in the early 80s in norther Germany.
Schmettkamp states that it's easy to breed, but in both Linke & Staeck
and Koslowski they say it's not very fertile. Schmettkamp's report was
from the early 80s.  His fish, being more fertile and colorful, were
probably F1.  Koslowski's ugly forms may have been F2 or later.  Their
infertility is a good indication that Orangeflossen is a hybrid.

Mike


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