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Aphyosemion (Diapteron) seegersi? (Read 3390 times)
Andy Jameson
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Aphyosemion (Diapteron) seegersi?
May 1st, 2017 at 8:44am
 
Internet sleuthing shows me that this species has been shown and sold in Europe over the past few years.  I haven't found anything indicating that it has been in North America except a European reference about a particular collection before the turn of the century where "some were sent to Japan and the USA."

Does anyone have any information about this species currently being in North America?
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Scott Lobbestael
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Re: Aphyosemion (Diapteron) seegersi?
Reply #1 - May 30th, 2018 at 2:02pm
 
That's a great question I've asked as well. I believe it's supposed to be thought that in the USA, it's believed to be abacinum.
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Reply #2 - May 31st, 2018 at 3:59pm
 
Hello,

I have seen seegersi from the type location (http://tgenade.freeshell.org/pictures/dseegersi.jpg) as well as abacinum from their type location (http://tgenade.freeshell.org/pictures/abacinum.jpg).

The seegersi look like the fish we call abacinum. In the wild, abacinum exists as two color morphs, those that look like this: http://www.aquabid.com/uploads/fwkillifishe1499616188.jpg and those that look like the fish in other photo.

It seems likely that seegersi is a color variant of abacinum but there hasn't been enough sampling to be sure of this.

I don't know if seegersi is in the US but there is someone in the Czech Republic that sells eggs of them on Aquabid.
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