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Apistogramma mendezi RĂ–MER, 1994

A220, A221, A222

March 26th, 2012 — 10:46am

This species is assigned the codes A220, A221 and A222 under the DATZ ‘A’ number system with these referring to similar-looking, possibly conspecific, populations.

These differ in some aspects of colour pattern, particularly the orientation of the caudal-fin markings which may be horizontal, vertical, or somewhere inbetween.

One population displays an orange colouration on the belly and is som…

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Leporinus fasciatus (BLOCH, 1794)

Banded Leporinus

March 13th, 2012 — 1:19pm

This species is also referred to as ‘black-anded leporinus’, ‘striped leporinus’ and ‘eight-banded leporinus’.

Young specimens are often traded for aquaria without warning as to their potential size and requirements, and as a result it’s fairly ubiquitous in public aquarium displays.

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