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Discussion in 'TedsFishroom.com' started by tjudy, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I am working on the price list, but here are the results from the photo session today. Photo tanks are no substitute for taking pics of fish when they are established in a tank, but these will have to do. Yes... there are contaminants, but it will take a while to work them out. Nothing much out of the ordinary for Peru, except I did get some of those A. kelleri that TomC found a few weeks ago, the one that is very colorful. The males started sparring immediately out of the bags. So much so that I was freakin' out that I might have to separate them! The A. cacatuoides 'pucallpa' did the same thing... but everyone has settled in. I will produce a list by tomorrow afternoon, and shipping on this order can begin Tuesday or Wednesday.


    Apisto. paulmuelleri 'painted face / masken'... I have a couple different of this species, and will keep them separated by the trade name I bought them under.
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    This is the only A. aggasizii that I could get... listed as 'blue'. Pic is not great. In the tanks (before getting chased by the net) they were yellow in the front with blue fins and orange/red highlights in the dorsal
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    A. atahualpa came in on the small side, but I like that. Easier to ship and the fish are young.
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    A. baenschi came in with very very few males. Only two of these bigger guys, and I will have to dig through carefully to see if there are younger males hiding in there. If not... sale on female beanschi!
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    A. barlowi.... big size range on this species. And it is the only set to come in with the black spot parasite.
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    A few flavors of A. bitaeniata, but none that are location-specific. I will work on that for the next order. I received 'red', 'blue', 'yellow' and 'common' (which I think are all the fish that are two small to tell a color on).
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    A. cf. allpahuayo.... came in as 'juruensis', which we know they are not. I think that they are allpas, but not 100% sure. Nice young fish though.
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    These came in BIG... sold as A. cacatuoides 'pucallpa'. Possibly also allpa?
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    Came in as A. cruzi... nice red tail to it.
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    Sent as Apisto. 'diamante/strawberry', and I expected eremnopyge. But they are small and there are definitely a mix of things in there. I have seem female (darn it) baenschi and some aggasizii. Hopefully at least a few eremnopyge will show up. The majority are bitaeniata types, so maybe....
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    A. eunotus... came in good size, but not huge and old.
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    Here is the normal A. kelleri....
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    This is the red face kelleri, but this photo does not do it justice. It is a bluer overall fish than the regular kelleri, and the red on the face is brighter. The yellow in the fins also pops more.
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    Came in as A. norberti, but I do not see the color and the dorsal rays look a little long in this picture. The markings look right, but that eye seems a little odd too, with the black surrounding the gold around the iris. These are the only fish that came in a little rough, and I have lost a few. Maybe they will color up when they are settled in.
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    I really like wild A. panduro... shows what they are supposed to look like after months on only seeing the east Europe hybrids...
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    Here is the other A. paulmeulleri type... this one is the 'apache'
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    Apisto. sp. Pebas... another one that loses all its color when being netted for the photo tank.
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  2. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Other stuff on the order....


    Copella vilmae:
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    Hard to get a pic of that fish. THe fins are bright orange and the belly is cherry red.

    Anyone into Corydoras?
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    C. cf. semiaquilus - a green form with no barring in the tail
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    C. cf. semiaquilus - balck form with barring in the tail
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    And these two.... very cool... they stay in my personal collection
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    C. fowleri... the real deal!
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    CW088.... I really like this one!
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    C. cf. pastazensis
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    C. sychri.... bad picture. This is a very under appreciated cory. It is nearly white with little dots. I also got a few of the sychri 'luminous', which are pearly white with no little dots.
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    Everyone breeding apists need a cullinator... here you go. Nothing more natural for eating ugly apistos than a small wolf fish. Erythrinus erythrinus (rainbow or red wolf fish) does not grow very large, and it is pretty.
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    Lots of other stuff too.... three more splash tetras, both of the red pencils, sting rays, Aequidens diadema, Biotodoma cupido, some wood cats... fun fun fun!
  3. Frank_H

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    Very impressive stock of Apistos, congrats Ted!
    Your A. cf. allpahuayo 'juruensis' are the yellow colorform of A. allpahuayo (A 199), they have this nice leopard-like pattern in the ventral fins. Your A. norberti look indeed like norberti to me. You can id them by a black/dark blotch in the rear part of the dorsal fin. About your A. cacatuoides: I believe that at least the top fish is a cacatuoides, because contrary to A. allpahuayo he has no caudal spot that is clearly separated from the lateral band and I can vaguely see a red marking in the upper part of the caudal fin, which A.allpahuayo never has.

    Frank
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    I forgot: to me your sp. kelleri don't look like the yellow colorfom Tom has collected recently, but rather like the usual ones.
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    regani Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing
  6. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Bad picture.... I will try to get a better one. The two I received are definitely different, and the exporter was with Tom when they were collected.
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    Your pictures are very good Ted, but the yellow form of sp. kelleri seems to have no red spots on the gills at all, whereas all of yours do, therefore I think your's are the regular ones. Here you find pictures of the yellow and the regular form: http://www.apistogramma.com/forum/threads/collecting.18659/
  8. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Red dots or not, one of the forms has much brighter yellow finnage than the other and is an overall bluer, lighter colored fish. That they are both kelleri is not in debate, but they not from the same location.
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    Ekona Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Just a quick note: I ordered two of the A. agassizii 'Blue' from Ted. Unfortunately my choice of 2nd day express was unwise due to the really cold temps up in the northern and mid west and the fish did not survive the shipment. However, I can say they are probably some of the nicest apistos I've ever seen, with really unique color (still quite visible as the fish were well preserved on the cold water :eek:) and excellent form. Ted sent a fantastic pair. I'm tempted to try again with the overnight express option, but I'm not sure even that option is safe considering the cold temps.

    If any of you are looking for a great apisto I highly suggest these aggies - just make sure you choose the overnight express option and possibly wait for some warmer weather before shipping. Thanks Ted, for the excellent fish, sorry they didn't make it...I live and learn.
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    Are these for sale?
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Alex, this post is almost 2 years old! Ted is no longer importing fish.

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