received very nice wild ciollected specimens of this variety of A.
agassizii. One must not confuse these fish with the variety known as
“Tefé I” (see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archive/dwarfcichlids-en/Apistogramma_agassizii_Tefe_en/),
which is distinguished from all other varieties of A. agassizii by the
additional rows of zigzag-bands on the belly. The variety “Tefé II” is
characterized by a yellow front back, numerous blue spots in the face
and a red seam on the dorsal fin.
with the A. agassizii Tefé II we obtained a good number of A. geisleri
as bycatch. A. geisleri is one of the rarest apistogrammas in the hobby
at all. The small species is difficult to determine (from a scientific
point of view). The charming fish are very lively and show an
astonishing and very fast change of pattern. This is interesting enough
and compensates the rather drab coloration.
For our customers: A.
agassizii Tefe II have code 614773 on our stocklist, A. geisleri
619203. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer