we were able to import again this dwarf cichlid after quite a long
time. Most probably our specimens originate from Amapá in Brazil. It is
quite tricky to distinguish A. rupununi from A. steindachneri in small
wild collected specimens. However, our recently imported fish are quite
large already (some males are already about 5 cm long). In no specimen
is any prolongation of the uppermost and lowermost rays of the caudal
fin visible. The lyratail of ripe males of A. steindachneri is the best
feature to distinguish the two species; so we think that our new imports
belong to A. rupununi.
For our customers: the animals have code 628143 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer