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Female Agassizi ID help.

Highbrid

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Hello,

I recently bought an apisto labeled simply as Apistogramma Agassizi. It turned out to be a female and the owner of the shop said they came in without any other variant information, but he said they are the red type.

The female shows quite a bit of orange / red on her fins.

Does anyone know what is meant by the red type of Agassizi? What variant would that be specifically?

In terms of pairing her with a male, should I be looking for a double red variety?

If I had fry, would I be right to call them double red?

Thanks in advance
 

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MacZ

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Tradenamers are free for all. They barely have a meaning. I have seen the same variant sold under up to 8 different names. As Mike said lately: It's marketing, nothing else.
 

Highbrid

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Ok that’s reassuring. So in terms of breeding, can I stick to the ‘red’ types of Agassizi and not feel like I’m hybridising strains?
 

MacZ

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Can't oversimplyfy it. Depends on the individual fish.
If it's a domestic strain - knock yourself out. I detest those and usually compare them to domestic bettas or rams.
If it's a wild variant - Be careful, you could be indeed hybridizing species, not strains.
 

Highbrid

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If im not mistaken, the Agassizi commonly sold as “double red” is a domestic strain right?

As for the female, I have no idea what it is other than being told it is the red type. Any ideas?
 

Highbrid

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It’s about 6cm now. It presents its tail and wags it at the new double red i put in, rather than trying to fight it.
 

Highbrid

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Yeah total length. Why do you say that? Because of the red in the fins? Pretty colourless male if so.
 

MacZ

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Because 6cm is slightly bigger than the size females even reach. There is always the chance of it being a sneaker male.
 

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