Apistogramma agassizii Flamenco

9. November 2011

Currently we received one of the most beatiful varieties of Apistogramma agassizii in limited numbers. The variety “Flamenco” is collected in the wild, but according to our exporter it does not represent a local population. The Flamenco variety is selected from other “normal” Apistogramma agassizii catches.

It is well known that under aquarium conditions it is quite easy to establish stable colour varieties from Apistogramma-species that show a high degree of polychromatism in the wild (for example A. agassizii, A. bitaeniata, A. cacatuoides). So it seems very likely that fish like the Flamenco variety represent the ancestors of the pretty A. agassizii “Redback”, which is unknown from the wild so far.

For our customers: the fish have code 614182 on our stocklist.Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Apistogramma: ancient Greek, means “with unreliable line”. It is not known wether the lateral line organ or the pattern is meant. agassizii: dedication name for Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), an important naturalist.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Peru
Verfügbare Größe in cm 4-5