Apistogramma elizeberthae


Apistogramma elizeberthae
Elizabeth Super Red Apistrogramma
伊莉沙白短鯛
This jewel of a fish was described in 1980 by Kullander and named in honor of Professor Louis K. Agassiz�s second wife. Mrs. Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz. It closely resembles Apistogramma agassizii, named in the professor's honor. It comes from the Rio Uapes area in Brazil, from slow-moving streams where the water is soft and very acid.
Apistogramma elizabethae comes in several color forms from blue to red to yellow, the male has a base color of blue/gray, with brighter blue markings along the top of the dorsal fin and through the ventrals. He has a slender body, much like A agassizii, with a spade shaped tail and elongated rays on the front of the dorsal fin. From the lower jaw to the beginning of the anal fin, it is a bright orange-yellow, and this arcs intensifies in color greatly when courting and caring for young. The femal is olive-colored, but when courting and caring for the young. she become a brilliant yellow, with contrasting black spots on her sides.

光听名字就让人想拥有。伊丽莎白短鲷具有美丽的身形,背鳍前三根高耸突出的硬棘,闪闪发亮的体表有宝蓝色鳞片,令人动心的是随着年纪不断变化的尾鳍形态,年轻时的圆尾,慢慢变为琴尾,更成熟时变化为矛尾,如何叫人不动心?但一度水族建议此鱼不适合初学者饲养。
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