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Can anyone identify this apisto.

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by deaver, Sep 28, 2013.

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Sex

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  2. Female

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  3. Geez Boy, I don't know

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  1. deaver

    deaver Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I've had this fish for 8 months maybe longer. She arrived with wild apistogramma cacatuoides and Aggassii's/
    I always believed it to be a wild apistogramma cacatuoides, possibly female, but its big, like bigger than my remaining 1 apisto aggassii (male).

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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    It's a very deformed (mouth, head, and tail all look really off in shape) male A. cacatuoides.
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    Tailswithscales Member

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    I would agree 100%, he looks like he got hot with a hammer :(


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  4. deaver

    deaver Member 5 Year Member

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    the deformity is all at the head, the rest of his body looks normal/ I got him with 12 other caco and 14 aggassii. only one of each survived. They were shipped to me via airline and many were dead in the bag. This particular fish looked normal until one day I looked at the tank and his mouth was deformed, I figured he got into a fight . Well haven't seen him for 2 days in the 125, maybe dead.
  5. bigbird

    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    it looks like he has lock jaw and it is a subdominant male. thks jk