MEXICO: Fishes and biotopes from the Pacific Coast

By Heiko Bleher

It all started north of Morelia, where I was taken by my dear Mexican friend and publisher of the only aquarium and pet magazine of the country, Manuel Morales Zamudio, as I wanted to find the goodeid species endemic to that region, Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis, also called picote or picote splitfin.

It is a small beauty already described in 1898 by Bean, but hardly ever seen in the hobby and very little is known about this species originally found in Lake Cuitzeo and the surrounding area. Well, the lake has long been dry as most of its surrounding ponds…

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