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Help with ID (apistogramma mendezi? paucisquamis?)

Lucas Stamford

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These arrived at the local fish store with no identification. I'm wondering if any of you guys can ID them.
Seems to be all males to me.
My guess was mendezi, but maybe paucisquamis? something else? What do you think?
location unknown but certainly Brazilian

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Nope, look at the marking at the caudal fin. Also too silvery for C. pygmaeus. Pygmies also have a lateral stripe.

Lucas Stamford

New Member
Nope, look at the marking at the caudal fin. Also too silvery for C. pygmaeus. Pygmies also have a lateral stripe.
the photo exaggerates a bit the silvery because I edited a bit to make the markings on the apistos more clear! but yeas, it is hastatus

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