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Polycentropsis abbreviata
Neocaridina heteropoda RILI

A new sport of paradise fish09.05.2011

The paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis) was the first exotic species of ornamental fish at all and is kept and bred continously in aquaria since 1869. Until today it can be considered to be one of the most beautiful and interesting fish. Moreover it is very easy to keep and breed.

There are only very few sports of the paradise fish. The best known is the blue sport which was developed in the 1950ies. Albinos exist much longer already. Only in the 1990ies a stripeless, deep red sport was developed by the breeders of ornamental fish.

For the first time ever we now received stripeless blue fish which have a broad red band on the flanks.

For our customers: the fish have code 425813 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Macropodus: ancient Greek, means "with great fins". opercularis: the term refers to the dark spot on the operculum.

Suggestion of a common name: Blue Flame Paradise Fish; trade name: Paradise Fish “Blue/Red band”

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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