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re: New Rivulus cylindraceus
- To: "AKA KillieTalk" <KillieTalk at aka_org>
- Subject: re: New Rivulus cylindraceus
- From: "Allan Semeit" <azkillie at quixnet_net>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:41:10 -0700
I was asked to describe the new strain of Rivulus cylindraceus that I
obtained at West Coast Weekend. Hopefully, this will provide some insight.
The base color of both sexes is a light green/brown.
The male has a noticeably bright blue spot on his body just behind his gill
cover. There is a a distinct line from the blue spot to the base of the
tail fin. It follows the lateral line and varies from medium red to a dark
color. It is not solid but appears to be a line of spots that blend
together. There is variability in both color and appearance to this line in
my two males.
The anal fin is yellow with black edging. The dorsal fin has a yellow
edging. The tail fin has a white edging along the top and a little ways
down the outside edge.
The interesting feature has a group of relatively large red spots right
above and a bit forward of the anal fin. These spots appear to be the same
as those making up the lateral line of on of the males.
The females are typically plain. They do have the "Rivulus" spot.
Again, this is probably an inadequate description, but I hope it helps.
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