Posts Tagged ‘Leopoldi’

Leopoldi Variant Background

Saturday, May 21st, 2011


Leopoldi BlackDiamond was introduced into our breeding program 5 years previously. Since then we have experimented with cross breeding “Leopoldi BlackDiamonds” with “Leopoldi Polkadots.”


The results are the “Leopoldi Variants.” After our successful selective breeding program over the last 5 years has produced the Leopoldi Variants of the highest quality, as can be seen in our Leopoldi Variant supply.


It is important not to mistake these Leopoldi Variants for Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.


Although some Leopoldi Variants may seem to look similar to some Leopoldi BlackDiamonds and can be hard to distinguish between the two, the prices are very different between them.


Our freshwater Leopoldi Variants are a cross between Leopoldi BlackDiamond and Leopoldi Polkadots.


The process of selective breeding is by no means an exact science and this is the reason for the many “in between” variants between Leopoldi Polkadots and Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.


Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond Facts & Knowledge Part I

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011


Potamotrygon Leopoldi is the scientific name for BlackDiamond stingrays. The “Black Diamond” part is just made up. It has no scientific value.
There is much confusion and misleading information about Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamonds out there.
Most commonly asked questions asked about BlackDiamonds consist of, What characteristics makes a common Potamotrygon Leopoldi a BlackDiamond? And / Or how do you tell if its a pure Potamotrygon Leopoldi BlackDiamond?
There are many varied views and opinions on this subject, but there are a few general guidelines that can help you to determine what a BlackDiamond is and what is not.
There are many that are “in between” the classifications of BlackDiamond and common Leopoldi.
To understand the origins of the Leopoldi BlackDiamond stingrays, we must first understand the relationship between Leopoldi Polkadot, Leopoldi Variants and Leopoldi BlackDiamonds.
These three species originated from the same ancestor.