I recently purchased these two under the name Apistogramma hongsloi. The pale one is supposed to be a female and the other, darker one, a male. But I'm in doubt as they both look like females to me, and neither of them has the lateral line formed as a ladder, which I read is typical for the hongsloi complex. Rather the line shows more of a zigzac pattern, perhaps indicating being a species within the macmasteri complex? But then again - they both lack red stripes on their caudal fins... The red stripe that extends along the body from the tail, above the anal fin (typical for the hongsloi) are not visible either. So I'm really confused. Can anyone help me?
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