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Aborichthys elongatus doing interesting things.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <gkadar@sympatico.ca>
Date: Saturday, 16 October 2004, at 11:26 a.m.

Since I got these 6 little guys, they have grown quite a bit. They utterly live for food, so fattening them up is NO problem.
There was an extreme variation in their markings when first purchased and that is still the case. I wondered if I might have two closely related species, but now I believe that these are sexual dimorphism traits.
Basically, males have little or no markings forward of the dorsal and fine barring aft of it. This barring goes progressively lighter toward the tail, then transitions into curved, parallel bars of russet red and pinky white on the tail.
Females are much more m