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Abacaxis

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Yandy, May 17, 2018.

  1. Yandy

    Yandy New Member

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    My latest addition
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    In a planted 60 litre both doing well


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    Awesome! They look great... probably my favorite Apisto.
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    finzz New Member 5 Year Member

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    Just beautiful! They've been on my "want list" since I saw the first picture of them.
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    Bucket list fish.
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    chris1805 Active Member

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    Maybe I am wrong here, but i think the second photo is a sneaker male and not a female. I’ve had abacaxis myself and my females always showed a black stripe in the fins underneath the belly. They also never had the sparkling spots in the tail.

    Hopefully Frank or Mike can help us out here.
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    Frank_H Active Member

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    I also think that the second fish is a male and given it's caudal pattern, it might be the Marimari-form A228.
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    Yandy New Member

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    Thanks guys I am going to put some more photos up of what I thought was the female.
    I have been wondering as the behaviour has been normal for Apistogrammas female


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    Is this a sneaker any help please?


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    That picture is not good enough, but again, sparkling spots in the tail and looks like the fish is developing purple lips, which again is a male feature.
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    Thanks Chris
    Il try for a better picture but i do agree with you.
    I have been trying to get them to breed lol. Never stop learning in this game


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    I think the easiest sign for you to look at would be the black stripes in the fish underneath the belly. I will attached a picture of my female abacaxis as a reference for you.

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