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Re: Aphyosemion Bitaeniatum
Larry Botkin wrote:
> Last year I received a pair of A. Bitaeniatum Lagos from one person
> and some time later I received a pair of A. Bit. Nigeria.from another. I
> have checked Huber (1996) and only see Lagos noted. Can I assume that
> these are one and the same ? to the Eye (for whatever that means) the males
> coloration is identical..
Larry, the following is just my humble opinion.
Lagos is a shipping point, and fish like BIT Lagos or FIL Lagos may just
have been commercial imports from there. Lagos is in Nigeria, a country far
too large to be a valid collection location. We usually do not know where
the actual collection took place on commercial imports, anyway.
Male coloration is the primary difference in BIT. If they are surely both
BIT, and they look identical, I would assume them to be the same.
Now, if mixed, you will have a problem when you sell any of them. What will
you call them?
For that last reason, alone, most of us avoid mixing what seem to be
obviously identical fish. YMMV.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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