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Identifying Apistogramma species

vlreinier

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Hi all,

I was hoping someone could identify my Apistogramma species as I did not find an good answer on the internet.

I added two pictures of the male and female each.

Thanks in advance!

(The store sold them as wildcaught ortegai)
 

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rasmusW

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I think the store is correct, but i’m sure the experts have more to say.

-r
 

Frank Hättich

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Since the female doesn'r show an extended or double caudal blotch it's not an ortegai-subcomplex species. It's most likely a cruzi-subcomplex species or less likely a cruzi/ortegai-subcomplex bridge species. Has the store any information on the catch location (other than Peru)?
 

vlreinier

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Unfortunately I dont know where the fish are caught. I can ask the store owner next time I am there. I did find another picture of the male and female where the males colors are a bit different due to lighting.
 

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Frank Hättich

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I'm now sure that it's a cruzi-subcomplex species. Which one I can't tell for sure without more information/pictures. E.g. if they are from Peru and the male shows yellow pectoral fins it's A. sp. Nanay.
 

vlreinier

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I'm now sure that it's a cruzi-subcomplex species. Which one I can't tell for sure without more information/pictures. E.g. if they are from Peru and the male shows yellow pectoral fins it's A. sp. Nanay.
Cool thanks for the help! If I know where they are from I will upload the location.
 

rasmusW

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Small sidestep question…
What kind of cryptocoryne is it in the last picture?

-r
 

anewbie

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Here are a couple of crypts you might like @rasmusW

pink jacobi (affinis is the species):
nn8.jpg



nurri rosen (pink culvature):
nn9.jpg


plain nurii (I think):
nn4.jpg



(odd thing about samsung phone camera; the white balance gets confused by the pink plants and make them even more pink - all three are in the same aquarium but only the last one is decent balance).

While the jacobii pink (trade name) is not a wenditti it has similar long leaves and grows like a weed under the right condition. I can send you some free ones when it warms up as i need to thin the aquarium. I've been told the species is crypt affinis but not sure if that is accurate but i've seen pictures of some wild colour crypt affinis but none sold in the usa other than the pink jacobi.
 

rasmusW

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Here are a couple of crypts you might like @rasmusW

pink jacobi (affinis is the species):
View attachment 14059


nurri rosen (pink culvature):
View attachment 14060

plain nurii (I think):
View attachment 14061


(odd thing about samsung phone camera; the white balance gets confused by the pink plants and make them even more pink - all three are in the same aquarium but only the last one is decent balance).

While the jacobii pink (trade name) is not a wenditti it has similar long leaves and grows like a weed under the right condition. I can send you some free ones when it warms up as i need to thin the aquarium. I've been told the species is crypt affinis but not sure if that is accurate but i've seen pictures of some wild colour crypt affinis but none sold in the usa other than the pink jacobi.
Thanks a lot Sir.
I have actually just ordered one of the pink maiden (nurii) and i have few “tropica”, which i think is just a cultivar of wendtii. So i think i got enough for now, but thank you for the offer and insight.

-r
 

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