favipinnis or bathyphilus

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favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by polgi » Sat May 04, 2013 3:06 am

Hello

a few weeks ago i bought some new young xenotilapia than xenotilapia flavipinnis isanga...im not sure this fish flavipinnis...so blue lips, little bit darker tail...some fish haven't color or pale color...this fhis now about 5-6 cm....what do you think?flavipinnis or bathyphilus?

thanks attila from hungary
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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by Adrian Indermaur » Mon May 06, 2013 3:38 am

Hy Attila,
I would say its X. bathiphyla
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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by polgi » Mon May 06, 2013 9:06 am

Thanks, I was thinking, maybe bathyphilus Isanga, but I have not seen nor was I live, so the photos do not really know basis to distinguish these types are ..Isanga, Congo, Sambia, Blue Lips....Does anyone know what the difference between them? photographs often deceptive..

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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by Qaddiction » Mon May 06, 2013 11:33 am

With that black dot on the gill plate I would guess bathyphilus. I have seen some flavipinnis with that black dot though, but I don't think it is nearly as common on the flavipinnis.

You purchased these as Xenotilapia flavipinnis "Isanga"? I have kept Xenotilapia bathypilus "Isanga" in the past. My adult males had yellow lips though. Not sure if the same locale has males with both blue and yellow lips. I haven't seen the flavipinnis from "Isanga".

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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by Adrian Indermaur » Tue May 07, 2013 3:40 am

...well its definetly not X. flavipinnis Isanga... they look completely different, almost no blue and a uniformly yellow dorsal.

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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by tanganyikafreak » Sun May 12, 2013 9:04 am

I'm also going for bathiphylus, but it seems this one has a 'odd' head.
In my experience bathy's have a more elongated head, like ochrogenys and singularis
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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by Benoit » Mon May 20, 2013 4:08 am

Sorry Adrian, it is good to X. bathyphilus, not flavipinnis, look at blue lips. ;)

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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by Adrian Indermaur » Fri May 24, 2013 9:55 am

Hey Benoit,

I think we all agree here that it is X. bathyphila! I wrote above that it is NOT X. flavipinnis for the reason of the lips and more.

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Re: favipinnis or bathyphilus

Post by polgi » Fri May 24, 2013 12:30 pm

it is certain that they xenotilapia bathyphilus, Almost every girl is "pregnant"..:)So I have 4female
3 male......

attila from Hungary

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