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Identification Apistogramma Hoignei?


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I been picking up a wild catch of Apistogramma from a store. They sold as Apistogramma cf sp Hoignei. They didn't want to say for sure that it is Hoignei.
I would be really happy if I can get help to tdentify or get some kind of direction to what it can be.
I'm absolutely not sure of Hoignei, it could be that bit I'm also thoinking Viejita or Macmasteri.

One couple have been spawning and are guarding a small cave for the moment.

The photos is showing two different males (one is the spawning one) and there should be one that I think look like a female. I can try to produce better photos if needed.

All the best,


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