Mesonauta ID and Male/Female

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Pablo Burchardt
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Mesonauta ID and Male/Female

Postby Pablo Burchardt » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 pm

Hello everyone,

A few months ago buy these fish as Mesonauta insignis imported from Peru (I am from Argentina). But are they? I have some doubts ...

Another doubt I have, could be male and female? I have never maintained Mesonauts and I do not know much about their sexual differences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHjbLXqRnqM


Thank you very much and greetings from Argentina!

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Re: Mesonauta ID and Male/Female

Postby cichla » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:55 am

Hi Pablo, Dear all,
Well, concerning the bar pattern (which is seen only in the very first few secs of the video) it is Mesonauta mirificus. Since this species is distributed in the western Amazon (Peru) these specimens (shown there) are likely indeed M. mirificus.
Cheers, Cichla


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