Pv. T. "Dehane"..."Bipindi" ???

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Pv. T. "Dehane"..."Bipindi" ???

Post by Boupette » Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:01 am

How can I recognize Pv.T. "Dehane" from Pv. T. "Bipindi"? Is there a remarkable difference in colors?
I have mixed both of them in the same tank, now I'm fucked up! :oops:
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Post by Lisachromis » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:41 pm

Wish I could help out here. Hopefully someone will see this post and help you out soon!

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Post by Simon Morgan » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:32 pm

Try these nice people: http://forum.apistogramma.com/

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Post by Lisachromis » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:45 pm

Actually, I did post a link to this question there, along with the title, and noone ever got back to me. I am assuming by this that noone knows the answer to the question.

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:18 am

you'ld better ask to Anton Lamboj.
I did find any info about "Bipindi" in his book.

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:07 am

the "Bipindi" is in Anton's book :roll: :roll: :roll:
Dehane has a red stripe behind the eyes.
It seems that he Bipindi has not

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:57 pm

there is only one picture, (i didn't see it at the 1rst time) but no info about the caractéristic of the fish.

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Post by Boupette » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:11 pm

Thank you anyway, at least there's one thing: " Dehane has a red stripe behind the eyes. It seems that he Bipindi has not" Merci Phillipe.

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Post by Lisachromis » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:50 pm

Philippe Burnel wrote:the "Bipindi" is in Anton's book :roll: :roll: :roll:
Dehane has a red stripe behind the eyes.
It seems that he Bipindi has not
Do both sexes get that red stripe?

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Post by tjudy » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:56 am

Female dehane may have a little red under the eye like the male does. So will most of the females of the reddish 'spotted' taeniatus, but this color is mood induced. I would not use the stripe as a distinguishing characteristic, because the colors in these fish are somewhat variable, and other geographic forms have the red also (specifically looundje). However, the red might be valuble to distinguish dehane from bipindi, if you are 100% sure you have one or the other. In my experience the bipindi males have a darker edge to the body scales, creating a more 'scalloped' look that other taeniatus. The male bipindi also show the lateral stripes more regularly that other taeniatus. Most taeniatus show them in stress/aggression situations, but bipindi seems to wear them when not stressed nor aggressive. The picture of bipindi (page 189) in Anton's book is a good indicator of what bipindi looks like most the time. Female bipindi, when courting or defending a territory, have a pearly white abdomen offset by a dark purple, almost black, color around the abdomen. Dehane has a pinker belly when displaying.

These are just my aquarium observations... these fish are highly variable even within specific populaitons, so someone else may being seeing something different.

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