Two species of so-called Lyratail-Apistogramma come from Peru, which are very similar to each other: A. martini and A. pantalone. Both are among the most delicate and difficult Apistogramma species ever, but this is not a law of nature, but depends on circumstances in nature that have not yet been understood. At the beginning of the discovery of these species about 10 years ago, they were considered almost impossible to keep. At present, however, we are receiving imports that do not cause more difficulties than, for example, A. agassizii.
We have just received a very nice import of A. pantalone. The females resemble in their colouring the Panda dwarf cichlids (A. nijsseni and Co.), from which they can be distinguished however very easily by the tail fins. The females of A. pantalone have above and below prelongations in the tail fin (the other types of the group have round tail fins).
For our customers: the animals have code 626243 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer