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A.Viejieta (?) ID question

Abeythefishman

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I acquired these two fish and was told they are wild caught, male and female A.viejieta.
However they seem to be exactly the same sex to my untrained eye.
I assumed they were both females but one is about 5 cms and the other is about 4....which I thought was kind of large for females.
If anyone can help ID them and sort sex them, I'd be much appreciate

Many thanks


first three are the same fish (I believe).... second three the other although it's hard to tell them apart.....
 

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MacZ

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On the last picture it really looks like that male is a true A. viejita. The other fish though... A. viejita, too, for sure. But I can't tell whether male of female.

Congrats, hard to get those. :)
 

Abeythefishman

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On the last picture it really looks like that male is a true A. viejita. The other fish though... A. viejita, too, for sure. But I can't tell whether male of female.

Congrats, hard to get those. :)
Many thanks for this.
I can’t find any difference between the two fish do I’ll wait and see.
They are VERY shy, I guess wild caught fish aren’t used to humans staring at them There’s a store in Montreal that ONLY has wild caught fish. I’d post their name but. It sure if it’s appropriate on the forum.
 

MacZ

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They are VERY shy, I guess wild caught fish aren’t used to humans staring at them
You can and should slowly habituate them to that.

There’s a store in Montreal that ONLY has wild caught fish. I’d post their name but. It sure if it’s appropriate on the forum.
I think it's ok. I mean... I live a continent over from you. Besides it being maybe interesting to see how stores over there operate I have no interest at all in a store that far away. ;)
 

Frank Hättich

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To me your fish don't look like typical A. viejita, mostly because of the size and shape of the caudal spot. If one of them is a male, the typical red seam in the dorsal fin is also missing. My suggestion would be to let them settle in and then post more photos of them in different moods (in particular the abdominal markings in aggressive mood can be helpful).
 

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