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Female?

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by mistersnackpack, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. mistersnackpack

    mistersnackpack New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Picked up a pair of Apistos a couple days ago and was wondering if you could help me identify if my "female" apisto is actually a female.

    Sorry about the pictures, they were taken from my phone.

    Any help would be great, thanks.

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  2. bigbird

    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    i would say female cheers jk
  3. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The curse of domestic color strains: females can show male colors. My guess is that it probably is a female A. cacatuoides. It shows no dark pattern in the caudal fin typically seen on males. Since I have now idea how large or how old the fish is, it is also possible that it is a young male just beginning to develop mature features.