Piotr Koba wrote:To me the first fish is juvenile C. lenticulata, while the second one might be C. sp. 'Inirida I'. This splitted spot behind the operculum and stripe under the eye might seems to be features of this species, however, it's often very difficult to tell the slight differences between species of this Group, and I am certainly not a specialist.
Piotr Koba wrote:What I wrote is based on just 2 pictures of this species in "Die Buntbarsche Amerikas 3" by Stawikowski & Werner, see p. 120. However, since those are just common names and internet users tend to confuse them even more you can never know.
According to the above mentioned book postopercular spots of sp. Inirida IV and II have are no splitted and has no (or little) golden hue around it.
Piotr Koba wrote:I can't judge because I live where I live and pikes are generally rare sight here. But doubtless those are beautiful and well worth keeping species.
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