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Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:38 pm
by robham7770
Just got a pollini from the lfs a couple of days ago.Most of what I have found online is somewhat ambiguous as to the difference between pollini and bleekeri. How can I tell the difference?

Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:26 pm
by bennymoreno51
they are from the same family

Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:42 pm
by Philippe Burnel
thé true polleni is probably unknown in the trade It's a big spotted population from Ambilobe, there are pictures from Olaf Pronk, on m'y web site. Bleekeri is a junior Synonym.
The small spotted populations are undescribed, as well as the large spotted population from
Andapa.

Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 pm
by duanestuermer
Don't know if this helps but....to me the difference is dramatic.
Here is Paratilapia sp Andapa (sometimes called "large spot")
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and here is Paratilapia sp "small spot"
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Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:00 am
by Philippe Burnel
2 undescribed sp. Not polleni, not bleekeri

Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 3:25 pm
by dogofwar
Very different personalities between large and small spot as well (with large spot, in my experience, being much rougher on each other).

Matt