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Help ID those?

JennyP

New Member
Hi, i bought at the store few apistogrammas, they couldn't tell if male or female or the sub species.

My little experience with apistogrammas point out that they are female cacautoides (cockatoo).

In Brazil, they only sell males, and it is first time i see "female" for sale.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Mike Wise

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5 Year Member
I would expect to see wavy abdominal stripes below the lateral band on A. cacatuoides. How large are these fish?
 

JennyP

New Member
I would expect to see wavy abdominal stripes below the lateral band on A. cacatuoides. How large are these fish?
They seem young, they are smaller than the femaule A. cacautoides i used to have years ago.

around 3 cm, 1.1 inch
 

JennyP

New Member
I would expect to see wavy abdominal stripes below the lateral band on A. cacatuoides. How large are these fish?
I noticed that they do have those stripes, but they are still very fade, i couldn't capture that at the previous pics.

I am sorry about the quality of those new pictures, it is a good phone, but very excited never stopping swimming fish when i am around.

i do believe they are female because of the yellow color they have, it's to my understanding that some apistos, the females get that yellow look when they are up to having frys. Is that correct?
 

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