Simon has kindly sent along for us some photographs of his Atabapo F1 and Inirida F1 (respectively 19 and 20 month old) for us to see the differences between them.
He feels that there are some distinctions between the two types and despite the experience I may have when comparing newly caught adult wild specimens, I am scratching my head when comparing these F1 out of the Rio Inirida and Rio Atabapo! ... I mean, I see some really beautiful fish in these photos but it seems Simon is referring to something that escapes me (other than a maybe slightly more pronounced notch in Atabapo? or other finer individual details?)... Your opinions?
Comparing most any fish of the same species from different locations may be a challenging thing that can at times easily fall into the realm of subjectivity but some eyes are sharper than others.
Simon writes to me in German and we both use computer translating to communicate, so I am going to ask Dirk (who not only speaks German but who also personally knows Simon) to ask Simon a little more on the more evident differences he (as the breeder) may see, and maybe Dirk, you can also give us a better insight as you are certainly more objective than I am.
And Simon, if you'd like to post directly on the forum or it would be easier for you to communicate your ideas through Dirk, it is your choice, but you know we are always here for you and you know Finarama is always wanting to know what is happening inside the walls for your fish room.
Thank you for this nice Christmas present on behalf of all our members here at The Angelfish Study Group and the Finarama Forum.
Good day Ed,
I hope you and your family are doing well.
Enclosed I send you photos (2 x Rio Atabapo F1 - 19 months old, photo 6323, 6320) and (2 Rio Inirida F1 - 20 months old, photo 6249, 6263).
I think that the photos clearly show the differences between the two location options.
You can put in the forum so that users can see the difference the photos.
I am happy to hear from you again - I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a good start into the New Year.
Looking forward to your photos via altum.
I promise I will get you a nice video or photos of the fish Mike and I are growing out by Christmas!
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