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Apistogramma megastoma, a new maternal larvophilic mouth-brooding apisto

Mike Wise

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Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Yes, you're right Jos. Finally we can rid ourselves of the pseudo-scientific name, "Kelleri". Now if only someone would scientifically describe A. sp. Abacaxis. Then we could rid ourselves of the other pseudo-scientific name, "Wilhelmi".

Anyone who has read the description might have noticed this statement under 'Systematic Relationships': "... these two species, along with a further, as yet undescribed, form, constitute the Apistogramma barlowi subcomplex ...". I think TomC & I saw specimens of this form when in Peru in 2015. We were told it is found near the mouth of the Río Napo, well west of the distribution of A. barlowi.


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mikishuhoo wrote on Apistoguy52's profile.

Do you still have Apistogramma diplotaenia pairs available to sell? Please advise. Thanks.

I'm clueless. If I say something you can safely ignore it.
Apistomaster wrote on anewbie's profile.
I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
I've always had good experiences buying from them on line.
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?