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Apistogramma Trifasciata ID help

Discussion in 'South American Cichlid Identification' started by Chad, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Chad

    Chad New Member

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    Hey all
    I tried to post this in the ID section but it seems I can't, not sure if that's cos it's my first post or cos the section is new, so I'll post here.

    Today I bought 2 apistogramma trifasciata and I have a couple of questions. Both of my apisto's are a fairly bright yellow colour and they are about 2cm long. From the reaserch I have done on the net it seems they are both female but I was just wondering at what size and age/size does the blue start to show on the males?

    One is also slightly larger and it seems to be being a bit aggressive towards the other would it help to get 1 or 2 more?

    Any advise is appreciated and whn they have settled I can also try to get sum photos.
  2. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Pictures will go a long way to getting you a usable answer instead of a good guess!

    And I moved the post for you.
  3. Chad

    Chad New Member

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    I'll try and sort some pics out tomorrow and tnx for moving the post i now see where i should have posted.
  4. Chad

    Chad New Member

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    Here are the pics sry for the poor quality i think i need more practise. They are both of the large fish as the smaller one is camera shy.

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    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    For my money that’s a female trifasciata.
    The fry and juveniles I have are showing signs of being males at around 20mm.
  6. Chad

    Chad New Member

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    Ok tnx very much for the help.