Parosphromenus tweediei (Ruinemans 2013)
This particular fish was bought in a shop in Copenhagen in 2013, and was reported to come from an import via the dutch importer Ruinemans.
It was labelled P.tweediei.
There have been discussion regarding whether it was a correct identification, — this has been an interesting debate, as it has shown how difficult actual identification of in particular the species P.tweediei can be. The species as we know it is very close to P. alfredi, P.rubrimontis. Even sometimes p.tweediei can show up with variations in colouring, being more blue, or more red.
Theres has been experts having different opinions about this particular fish, — some being quite sure it should rather be labelled p.alfredi, — other being more hesitant saying it might still be p.tweediei, or even a variation which we dont know yet.
For the reason of being able to maintain this particular species we have decided to keep the identification as P. tweediei (Ruinemans 2013), even it may be not precisely correct, — but it will mean that nomatter what we know which fish it is about.
Theres no doubt it is an extremely beatiful fish, and at the moment it has been distributed to many other breeders in Europe.
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