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Re: Distinguishing species
Yeh, well, I've seen zonatus offered as boitonei !!!
When you've kept both the differences are fairly obvious. Having said that I
wonder how many closely related species of fish are in the hobby which have
been lumped together as one species. (This is a retorical comment .)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <jwwiii at pacbell_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: Distinguishing species
> David Wood wrote:
> > I ain't arguing. but all the ones I've seen had the fins missing.
> > Anyway, once they colour up boitonei males are quite distinct from
> > bokermanni.Sorting the females will be interesting if they are carrying
> > finnage.
> > I wil check my photos for obvious, constant differences.
> There are several SAA species that sometimes have missing ventral fins.
> example, I have seen *zonatus* with them missing (or something very
> OTOH, I was under the impression from Steffen Hellner and others that the
> *boitonei* always had them missing.
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