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Re: Aphyosemion bivitattum multicolor?
> Does anyone keep A. bivitattum multicolor? They seem almost
> mythical. I can't recall having ever seen anything on the mailings lists
> where someone mentioned they were keeping them nor have I seen them
> offered for sale or trade although I've seen them sometimes asked for on
> people's wish lists. Are they a rare species or are they the product of
> mixed strains of A. bivitattum?
My best guess is that they are another misuse of the genus *Bivittatum*.
At one time or another, someone has labeled nearly every species in the
entire *Chromaphyosemion* group a "BIV." The "multicolor" could well be
just *A. splendopleure*, but I'm not really sure.
I am told that there are only two true actual BIV locations in the
hobby. Those are Funge and Ojibu Ode. The rest are some other kind of
It confuses things a lot less if we get in the habit of using the
"*Chromaphyosemion*" group, instead of the "*Bivittatum*" group. If it's
not Funge or Ojibu Ode, leave the BIV out of the name.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
Stop passing new laws!
Repeal some disfunctional ones. It will do far more good.