This species belongs to the Spilopleura-complex, and science still has to determine wheter S. Maculatus is in reality a seperate species or a sub-species of S. Spilopleura. Some scientists and hobbyists refer to this fis as S. Spilopleura CF (Complex Form).
i heard of shoaling spilo's if the tank is large enoughchucky_911 said:I paid $30, and since everyone claims that its a Spilo CFam I able to have more than one in a tank?
For whatever it is worth, don't ever consider yourself screwed. Some of the most unique fish are bought that way. This fish (in time) will have a distinct name placed on it. Consider the fact that you may have another species though it doesn't seem important now.oburi Posted on Aug 11 2003, 09:26 PM
i bought one recently...
i got screwed by an lfs saying it was a "black piranha", i paid $22 usd. mine is also tailess
Completely understand, been there myself a few times. Ultimately found some rather unique fishes on "wasted" trips.oburi Posted on Aug 11 2003, 10:28 PM
that is some good insight frank, thanks i didnt really look at it that way, im happy with my fish and he is getting more active especially at night, but i had to make a LONG drive out of town to get him and when i got him i was expecting a rhom. thats what i meant by screwed by it being mislabled or miscommunicated