Recently we received red chameleon whiptails (Pseudohemiodon apithanos) from Colombia. The coloration of the eight specimens (a ninth was a “normal” apithanos, which we also received) is really fantastic. Red variants can be found in different loricariid catfish, think of Hemiloricaria and Ancistrus, but for the genus Pseudohemiodon they are not known yet.
The individual coloration of this species is of secondary importance, each animal can change color massively in a very short time. However, the red colouring remains in all moods, as the pictures, which we attach to this post in addition to the photos taken in the photo tank to show the variance of the animals, clearly prove.
For our customers: the animals have code 284219 on our Stocklsite. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer