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Tim Addis wrote:
Their is a form of Ps.annulatus currently being circulated in the AKA as
I have seen some photos of this form which are yellow in the dorsal & anal
fins. This is the same as a form we found in a commercial shipment from
Liberia a few years back ( see
depiplatys/Ps.annulatus.htm ) for photo.
The original true Monrovia had blue in the dorsal & red in the anal. We have
this form in the UK with this colouration as Monrovia.
I would consider the AKA form was collected in a commercial shipment sent
from Monrovia airport before the current troubles.
Does the AKA know where these fish were collected or is it just a shipment
I am concerned that these 2 different forms may get mixed.
That is a very valid concern, Tim.
We had an original strain of ANN Monrovia in the SF Bay Area that had
bright red or orange in anal and pectoral fins. That strain was lost, locally.
Subsequent ANN Monrovia available in BAKA were much more drab, and did not
have the colorful pectorals. Your guess is probably accurate -- a
subsequent commercial shipment.
Last spring, through the good offices of folks at DKG and KFN, BAKA was
able to bring in a number of pairs of the original type. We started
calling it ANN Monrovia Red to distinguish them from the ones with
colorless pectorals and no red in the anal fin.
IDK who has all of those imports, but the seven individuals I had have
been living with Sue Bunte, until I can support fish again (as they say
about the next Microsoft release, "Real Soon Now" -- RSN) She will
probably get so many babies that the market will be saturated for them
about the time I get them going again. :-(
BTW, I have it on good authority that she is about to go to Ireland (to
reclaim the family homestead?) and it might be an interesting chance to
get some nice fish to the islands. We have Al Castro RIVs and a number of
"Roloffias" that might be in short supply in Britain or Ireland. Contact
Sue at <zamar1 at prodigy_net> and see what could be done. We are short of
colorful strains of FIL, I know, but don't know what else might make a
good swap. Also I have no idea of the interchange problems from Ireland to
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