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What Kind Of Apistogramma Is This?

Noxs

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What Kind Of Apistogramma Is This??
 

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Frank Hättich

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It looks like A. sp. Tefe (a different species than A. agassizii). They are distinguished from the latter by the (usually) zigzag stripes below and sometimes also above the lateral band. Dispite it is known since the late 1990s by the work of Hoffmann & Hoffmann that cross-breeding of A. agassizii and A. sp. Tefe results in the usual symptoms of hybridization (low hatching rates, deformed scales, infertility), the trade as well as many hobbyists still don't recognize them as different species.
 

Noxs

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It looks like A. sp. Tefe (a different species than A. agassizii). They are distinguished from the latter by the (usually) zigzag stripes below and sometimes also above the lateral band. Dispite it is known since the late 1990s by the work of Hoffmann & Hoffmann that cross-breeding of A. agassizii and A. sp. Tefe results in the usual symptoms of hybridization (low hatching rates, deformed scales, infertility), the trade as well as many hobbyists still don't recognize them as different species.
Ohh thank you for the help...our local fish store was bringing some of these i was thinking of keeping and breeding them...bt i was a little on the edge about breeding them i read in someplaces that they are hybrid and breeding them will not be good...bt i didn't know why...thank you for explaining it to me
 

Noxs

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It looks like A. sp. Tefe (a different species than A. agassizii). They are distinguished from the latter by the (usually) zigzag stripes below and sometimes also above the lateral band. Dispite it is known since the late 1990s by the work of Hoffmann & Hoffmann that cross-breeding of A. agassizii and A. sp. Tefe results in the usual symptoms of hybridization (low hatching rates, deformed scales, infertility), the trade as well as many hobbyists still don't recognize them as different species.
I Have A Another Question Brother Will Breeding Apistogramma Macmasteri Super Reds cause any harm to the fry...??
 

Frank Hättich

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Ohh thank you for the help...our local fish store was bringing some of these i was thinking of keeping and breeding them...bt i was a little on the edge about breeding them i read in someplaces that they are hybrid and breeding them will not be good...bt i didn't know why...thank you for explaining it to me
A. sp. Tefe themselves are not hybrids, they are a regular species. Only when you cross-breed them with A. agassizii (or some other separate species) the offspring will be hybrids. However, since the above fish is wrongly offered as A. agassizii, I would only buy it if it's wild caught. If it's tank bred, it can't be excluded that it's itself a hybrid A. sp.Tefe x A. agassizii.
 

Frank Hättich

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I Have A Another Question Brother Will Breeding Apistogramma Macmasteri Super Reds cause any harm to the fry...??
A. macmasteri "Super red" is a line bred form of A. macmasteri. If the specimens you own/buy look healthy and don't show any deformations of body, fins or scales, there should be no problem with their offspring.
 

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