Apistogramma cf. juruensis Black Chin

9. November 2011

We just received this beautiful dwarf cichlid from Peru. The determination of the several phenotypes of Apistogramma is not easy at all. Currently most persons that work with Apistogramma tend to the point of view that the fish that looks almost identical, but has blue lips represents the “real” A. juruensis, while the fish with the yellow lips and the black spot on the chin is called “cf. juruensis Black Chin”.

May that be as it is: the fish are extremely beautiful and easy to keep Apistogramma. The fish imported now show a very attractive pattern in the ventral fins. Mlaes become around 7 cm, females around 4 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 622723 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. juruensis: refers to the type locality, the Rio Jurua,

Common name: Blackchin Apistogramma

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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