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Parosphromenus Series 8.1, P. kishii

Mys­te­ri­ous as Nebula

If jueli­nae is one of the most beautu­ful species in my eyes, kishii is cer­tainly the most var­ied species I have ever met until now. The cau­dal fin pat­tern of kishii is never same. On the certer of the dark red cau­dal fin, there scat­tered many irreg­u­lar blue blotches with ran­dom sizes, which form ran­dom pat­terns with­out con­stant or dis­tinct bound­ray. just like the Neb­ula, every spec­i­men, dif­fer­ent. The blue color of thee blotches are also strange, it is not those com­mon met­alic blue like other paros, eg, bin­tan, deiss­neri, har­veyi etc, but a mys­te­ri­ous light cyan color.

These blotches also dont stay like that, they change and develop with the time. Juve­niles hava a full red cau­dal, the elder the larger the blue parts and more com­plex the pat­tern. Fur­ther, even the cau­dal shapes are never con­stant amony them. They can be rounded, can be sharply pointed in rhom­bic shape (which is most com­mon), can even have a short fila, some­times even in a non-​convex shape .… Even among the off­springs of the same breed of same par­ents, there can be dif­fer­ent shapes.…
You never know what you will get.…
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